Jose Valverde drawing interest from several teams, including Mets

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The Mets remain interested in signing free-agent closer Jose Valverde, and they are also considering free-agent Francisco Rodriguez, a source told Marc Carig of Newsday.

“We’re looking to help the pen in a variety of ways, provide some more depth and major-league experience,” Sandy Alderson told Carig. “I can’t really get into names because I’m not sure how it will turn out.”

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said the Mets were interested in Valverde, but it was unlikely they would sign either Rodriguez or Brian Wilson.

Feb. 3: The Tigers, Reds, Marlins and Blue Jays are all still looking for bullpen help (Cafardo, Boston Globe).

Jan. 31: Sandy Alderson said on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove that he is not comfortable with Frank Francisco as his closer, and he’s currently looking help to improve the back-end of his bullpen. He said it’s possible he could add one or two relievers before Spring Training.