Though there’s skepticism they’ll find a taker (Martino, Dec. 9), the Mets are still pushing hard to deal Daniel Murphy (Passan, Dec. 9). Eric Young Jr. and Wilmer Flores will be considered for second base, in the event Murphy is traded, Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday in Orlando.
Alderson said he is looking to add a starting pitcher, but he’s reluctant to give a multi-year deal.
The Mets have shown interest in signing free agent relievers Mitchell Boggs (Sherman, Dec. 9) and Chris Perez.
The Mets have discussed free-agent SS Cesar Izturis, who they view as a possible back-up infielder (Puma, Dec. 9).
Lastly, Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball, signing a one-day contract with the Blue Jays.