The New York Mets are unlikely to pursue free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore.
When asked if the Mets would be interested in the left-handed-hitting Sizemore, Rubin pointed out that New York already has several outfielders that hit from the left side, including Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin.
Sizemore is viewed as a potential low-risk, high-reward acquisition. He’s unlikely to cost much considering his recent injury struggles, but he’s still only 30 years old and is a three-time All-Star center fielder.
Injuries kept Sizemore out for the entire 2012 season, and he only appeared in 71 games for the Cleveland Indians in 2011, hitting .224/.285/.422. He’s said that he could wait until mid-season to sign, as he’s not going to make a decision on where to play in 2013 and beyond until he is fully healthy.
While the Mets reportedly remain in the market for an outfielder, they are more likely to go with a right-handed-hitting option. The player that has been most frequently tied to New York is free agent outfielder Scott Hairston.