NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets may have a nibble on hefty right-hander Bartolo Colon.
The first-place San Francisco Giants have shown an interest in the 41-year-old starter, according to ESPNDeportes.com.
The New York Post recently reported there wasn’t much of a market shaping up for Colon, who the Mets signed this offseason to a two-year, $20 million deal.
The Mets are thought to be interested in trading Colon — and his $11 million price tag in 2015 — because they have a deep stable of pitchers. Jacob deGrom has emerged as a reliable starter, Dillon Gee is back from injury, Matt Harvey is on target to return in 2015, and the franchise also has Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in Triple-A.
Colon, who won 18 games for Oakland in 2013, has seen his ERA jump to 4.12 in his last four starts.
He’ll be looking for his ninth win of the season Wednesday in Seattle. It could be a showcase as the July 31 trade deadline nears.
The Giants hold a one-game lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.
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