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Mets trade rumors: Mets have expressed interest in Jackie Bradley Jr.

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Boston doesn't sound likely to trade the center fielder, but the Mets have shown interest.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have expressed interest in trading for Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., writes Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo writes that based on recent comments by Boston general manager Dave Dombrowski, the team might be done making major trades for now. If the Red Sox were to trade Bradley, the Mets would have competition, as Cafardo mentions that the MarinersRoyals,Cubs, and Nationals have also expressed interest.

The Red Sox have a need for starting pitching, but there are several top starting pitchers—including David Price, Johnny Cueto, and Jordan Zimmerman—available on the free-agent market.

After a dismal 2014 campaign, Bradley hit .249/.335/.498 with 10 home runs in 255 plate appearances with the Red Sox in 2015. Nine of his ten home runs came in August and September, as he hit .276/.361/.564 in 57 games. Known for his excellent range and overall defense, the 25-year-old left-handed hitter could be a very good everyday player if he can hit anything like he did over the last two months of the 2015 season.