The Mets are not currently focused on acquiring a starting pitcher and have not recently discussed the potential of reuniting with free agent RHP Bartolo Colon, reports NJ.com's Matt Ehalt, and Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.
Twins RHP Ervin Santana recently spoke with the 45-year-old Colon, who said the Mets had reached out about interest in a reunion this season, according to Mike Berardino of Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
Santana said Colon is aiming to surpass Dennis Martinez to earn the most wins as a Latin American pitcher in history.
"He just wants to win six more games and then he will retire," Santana said.
Mike Puma of the New York Post reported last month that Colon might be willing to accept a minor-league contract, but only with the Mets. The Mets had "minimal" interest in Colon at the time, according to Puma.
GM Sandy Alderson said in September that the Mets would look at the possibility of acquiring a pitcher of Colon's caliber.
"I think if we were able to find a Bartolo Colon-type, who fits in the three-four spot and semi-guarantees 180-200 innings, that would probably be something that would stabilize our rotation," Alderson said at the time. "So, yes, I think it's something we'll look at."
Colon went 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 games last season between the Braves and Twins. Colon fared better with the Twins, posting a 5.18 ERA in 15 games compared to an 8.14 ERA in 13 games with the Braves. Colon went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA during his third season with the Mets in 2016.