4:00 pm: The Mets intend to watch free-agent relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan throw next week during a showcase for teams with interest in signing him (Puma, Apr. 11).
2:22 pm: Hanrahan will hold a showcase for teams next week, says a source (Crasnick, Apr. 11).
The Mets were intrigued by Hanrahan after watching him throw a bullpen session during the offseason (Daily News, April 7).
He had been hitting 90-92 mph during his rehab from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery (Rosenthal (FoxSports) Mar. 14), which is still shy of the mid-90s fastball he featured prior to having season-ending surgery in May last year.
Hanrahan, Ryan Madson, Kevin Gregg and Octavio Dotel are available on the free-agent market. However, while the Mets are open to everything, they are not likely to acquire a player just because Bobby Parnell will miss the rest of the season (Daily News, April 7).
The Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Orioles and Yankees were all rumored to be seeking back-of-the-bullpen relief pitchers toward the end of Spring Training.