Sports Report: Mets active in pitching market, interested in Odorizzi

05:00  05 december  2020
05:00  05 december  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The New York Mets are one of many teams interested in right-hander Jake Odorizzi, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

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However, the 30-year-old is more engaged with other suitors, Sherman adds. The Mets have reportedly shown a stronger interest in outfielder George Springer and right-hander Trevor Bauer.

Odorizzi has reportedly been linked to the Mets, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Francisco Giants.

The 2019 All-Star spent the last three seasons with the Twins. He accepted Minnesota's $17.8-million qualifying offer last winter. He isn't tied to draft-pick compensation this offseason, while Bauer is.

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Since then, reports say agreements are in place between Charlie Morton and the Rays (two years Gives up a lot of home runs, so he feels like a bad fit for the Reds, one team reportedly interested in Noah Syndergaard: The rumors won't go away, although now that the Mets have agreed to terms Their top four right now is Jose Berrios, Kyle Gibson, Jake Odorizzi and maybe Michael Pineda

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Odorizzi was held to 13 2/3 innings last season due to multiple injuries, including a chest contusion and blister on his pitching hand. He posted a 6.59 ERA in four starts.

The Mets appear poised to be active in free agency under new owner Steve Cohen. The team already signed reliever Trevor May to a two-year, $15.5-million contract.

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