According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, reports indicate that the Mets have no interest in Rafael Furcal.
But those reports seem untrue as Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports the Mets seem interested in the free agent shortstop.
"Many teams have shown interest," Furcal told Rojas in Spanish. "Boston, the Marlins, Mets, Washington, Pirates and Colorado are interested, among others."Furcal, 36, missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Furcal indicated his interests are playing for a contender and for playing time.
"At my age, if I have health, I can play regularly," Furcal said. "... I am a natural second baseman. If I have to move around to various positions in order to play for a contender, I would do it."
As for his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Furcal said: 'This week I will begin to throw some baseballs, and doctors will evaluate me in two weeks to increase the workload. Right now I'm focused on getting fully fit for spring training. I hope to have a chance to prove that I can play every day. In this part of my career I do not play for money."
Of course the Mets may opt to let Ruben Tejada start opening day unless they can swing a deal that involves a shortstop...
Other news, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to meet with right-hander Bronson Arroyo at the free-agent pitcher's Tampa, Fla., home during the upcoming week, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com.