The Mets have not yet discussed whether to give a contract to free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan (NY Post, Apr. 21).
The Mets were among the 18-20 teams that watched Hanrahan throw a showcase last week (Heyman, April 17), during which his velocity was between 87-93 mph. It was reported that night that teams were already discussing potential deals with him (Cafardo, April 17).
Hanrahan, 32, underwent Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery last May. He entered last season with 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings during the previous five years. He had been hitting 90-92 mph during his rehab toward the end of last summer (Rosenthal, Mar. 14).