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Mets rumors: Mets interested in relief pitcher Joakim Soria

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After a very successful 2015 season, Soria would be a solid addition to the back-end of the Mets bullpen.

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The Mets are interested in free agent right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, says Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman mentions the Mets have shown interest in many other relievers, without specifying any names. The Mets also reportedly had interest in side-arming reliever Darren O'Day this offseason.

Soria was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Pittsburgh Pirates at last season's trade deadline, in total he threw 67.2 innings and had a 2.53 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 64 strikeouts and 19 walks. The 31-year-old has reportedly drawn interest several other teams this offseason.

Soria had Tommy John surgery a few years ago, but as noted in our profile of him the other day, he threw his fastball harder in 2015 than he had in any previous season of his major league career. Soria started his major league career in 2007 after the Royals took him in the Rule 5 draft the previous December.