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The Mets have shown interest in
giant turkey free-agent starter Phil Hughes, but are likely out on him as they do not want to give him a multi-year deal.
Players are wary of the idea of hitting in Citi Field, according to two player agents.
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Sandy Alderson has reportedly engaged in three-way trade talks with other teams.
Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera says the Mets have interest in right-hander Armando Galarraga and lefty Victor Garate.
Around the Majors
The Twins made a free-agent splash, as they inked righty Ricky Nolasco to a four year, $49 million deal. Nolasco is known for being a solid innings eater for the Marlins and also for being the poster boy in the war against FIP.
The Yankees made their signing of shortstop Brendan Ryan official.
The Giants are getting closer to re-signing right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.
Former Tigers closer Todd Jones is on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, but he made it clear he doesn't think he's worthy of getting in.
Left-hander Ted Lilly announced his retirement after 15 seasons. Lilly pitched for the Yankees, Athletics, Blue Jays, Cubs, and Dodgers, and he finished with a 4.14 ERA in 1,983.2 innings.
Jonathan Bernhardt of SportsonEarth attempted to pare down the Hall of Fame ballot.
Yesterday At AA
On this date in Mets history, Wes Westrum was named the second manager in franchise history.
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