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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Rumors: Mets have had recent talks with Nelson Cruz

By on 2/15/2014 01:00:00 PM

The team that has been connected to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz the most this offseason is the Seattle Mariners. They are in need of another power hitter to go along side Robinson Cano and all signs have been pointing to Cruz going to Seattle, but there is another team that has shown recent interest in him.

The New York Mets have had recent discussions with Nelson Cruz, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Even though the two sides are talking, Martino says that a deal getting done is "highly unlikely."
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The Mets have already signed Curtis Granderson and Chris Young this offseason, so it isn't like they are in desperate need of another outfielder. Still, adding a guy like Nelson Cruz to the Mets' lineup would give them a nice trio of power hitters.

Don't expect Cruz to land with the Mets, but stranger things have happened. Last season with the Texas Rangers, the 33-year-old Cruz hit .266 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI's.

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