The Mets are considering picking up infielder Asdrubal Cabrera's option for the 2018 season, sources told Newsday's Marc Carig.
Carig also reports the Mets are also interested in bringing back outfielder Jay Bruce next year.
In late June, Cabrera had requested a trade from the Mets after the team decided to shift him to second base after he came off of the disabled list. However, since he has moved to third and grown more comfortable at the position, the Mets feel better about keeping Cabrera for another year.
According to Carig, the Mets backed off of trade talks involving the infielder before the non-waiver trade deadline.
"It's much quicker," Cabrera said of playing third, according to Newsday. "You see the game from a different angle. But with time, you start to feel better."
Cabrera, who started Wednesday's game at third base, has now played nine games at the position for the Mets this season. He entered play hitting .257 with nine home runs and 57 RBIs.
The Mets can give a qualifying offer to Bruce, who is set to become a free agent after this season.