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Mets interested in Denard Span, Gerardo Parra, and Dexter Fowler

The team is reportedly looking at several options for center field.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will target Denard Span in free agency and keep tabs on Gerardo Parra and Dexter Fowler, writes Marc Carig of Newsday.

Span, 31, who suffered through an injury-plagued 2015 with the Washington Nationals, is a left-handed hitter. He appeared in just 61 games for the Nationals in 2015 and hit .301/.365/.431. He would also add an element of speed at the top of the Mets' lineup. He stole 11 bases in his limited 2015 campaign and set a career high with 31 in 2014. He didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals.

Parra, 28, is also a left-handed hitter and split last season between the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles, playing all three outfield positions while hitting .291/.328/.452 with a career-high 14 home runs. The Mets were interested in him at the trade deadline during the season.

The switch-hitting Fowler, 29, was the primary leadoff man and center fielder for the Chicago Cubs in 2015, where he hit .250/.346/.411 with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases.