The Mets “haven’t gotten the right offer” for catcher Devin Mesoraco, reports Jon Heyman. Heyman also pointed out that Mesoraco would clear waivers in August, which would mean the Mets would be able to trade him before the end of that month.
Mesoraco was acquired by the Mets in a one-for-one trade with the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Matt Harvey back on May 8. In his 50 games with the Mets, he has hit .229/.307/.401 with seven home runs and a 96 wRC+.
If Mesoraco is not traded before the July 31 deadline, he then would most likely be placed on revocable waivers—like almost every player on every team’s roster. If a player on revocable waivers is claimed, his team can either make a trade with the claiming team, let the player and his salary go to the claiming team for nothing, or pull the player back.
Both types of trades are not uncommon. For example, the Athletics traded Yonder Alonso to the Mariners last season after he was claimed on waivers, and in a move of larger magnitude than usually happens after the non-waiver deadline, the Tigers traded Justin Verlander and his huge contract to the Astros after he cleared waivers.