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.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
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.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 11/27 Saturday Morning Update
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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