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Mets Afternoon News: The search for a lefty reliever, a shortstop, and a bench player continues

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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

In an update of the Mets shortstop situation, Adam Rubin says the team will wait and may pounce on a free agent should the price drop later in the offseason.

Ryan Ludwick or Jonny Gomes could be fits as right-handed bats off the bench.

The Mets are looking to add another lefty reliever and that's something that they plan to do by the end of the winter meetings.

Josh Satin has signed on with the Reds after the Mets let him leave.

Baseball America broke down all of the 40-man roster additions, including the 6 Mets added on Thursday.

Wally Backman has a new managerial job in the Dominican Winter League.

Here are some reasons why we should believe in Sandy Alderson's win-now approach, according to Rising Apple.

Around the Majors

Hooray! Adam LaRoche is out of the division, as he signed a two-year deal with the White Sox.

The Braves appear likely to trade Justin Upton this winter.

The Red Sox have made big offers to both Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. Sandoval is also getting an offer from the Padres.

The Rays managerial search is down to three candidates and none of them are bench coach Dave Martinez. Tampa and the Dodgers made a deal, sending reliever Joel Peralta to LA.

Yesterday At AA

We profiled former Nationals and Yankees pitcher and current free agent Rafael Soriano.

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