The Mets might opt to use their own minor leagues to fill in the bullpen this season, instead of acquire new relief pitchers this winter, Sandy Alderson told reporters on Sunday.
“I think most of that improvement [in the bullpen] is going to come through the development of our young, good arms,” Alderson explained.
Last week, the Mets non-tendered Scott Atchison, and LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Rockies.
Meanwhile, Bobby Parnell is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disc he sustained in late July. Parnell has said he expects to be 100 percent by Spring Training.