Mets, Brewers interested in Todd Coffey

The Mets and Brewers have each expressed interest in signing free-agent RHP Todd Coffey, according to John Morosi of FoxSports.com.

Coffey, who turned 31 in September, went 5-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 69 relief appearances for the Nationals in 2011. He has 11 career saves, but hasn’t recorded one since 2009. He signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Nationals last January and earned $150,000 in performance bonuses for pitching in 65 games.

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Michael Baron: I will say this about Coffey: he creates a buzz with his “sprint” from the bullpen to the pitchers mound when called upon. From a performance standpoint, he’s a big guy, who has been a durable relief option throughout his career. Coffey allows a lot of baserunners and doesn’t strikeout very many hitters. He would be an ideal candidate to shore up the seventh or eighth inning, but I doubt he could be considered a closer.