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Mets, Pirates haven’t had ongoing Josh Harrison trade talks

The Mets need an infielder, but it might not be Harrison.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Mets and Pirates have talked about a trade for Josh Harrison, those discussions are not ongoing, per Mike Puma of the Post. Puma also says that the Mets believe the Pirates’ asking price for Harrison is too high because of his contract and that the Mets would be short on outfield depth if they traded Brandon Nimmo to acquire Harrison.

Regardless, the Mets still need a second baseman, and Harrison might be a good option to bolster their infield. At 30 years old, he is a two-time All-Star, and last year, he hit .272/.339/.432 with 16 home runs, 47 RBIs, a 104 wRC+, and 2.6 fWAR.

The Mets’ Opening Day infield currently figures to include Adrian Gonzalez at first, Amed Rosario at short, and Asdrubal Cabrera at either second or third base. Where Cabrera plays will depend upon whether or not the Mets acquire another infielder—and if so, what position he plays.