The New York Mets are attempting to shop righty reliever D.J. Carrasco to make room in their bullpen for the up-and-coming Bobby Parnell, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Martino reports that two team officials have said Carrasco is the odd man out for a final bullpen spot--with Bobby Parnell and veteran Miguel Batista likely manning the last two slots--but are hoping he puts together a strong enough Spring to garner trade interest before Opening Day.
Officials speculate that the Marlins or the Angels might be good fit for Carrasco as Ozzie Guillen and Angels GM Jerry Dipoto have called on his services in the past.
After averaging 86 IP and a 3.72 ERA in 2009-2010, Carrasco had a disappointing 2011, amassing a 6.02 ERA and 4.9 K/9 in only 49.1 IP. He is in the final year of a two-year deal and is slated to make $1.2 million in 2012.
If traded, the 34-year-old right hander would be sent to his fifth team in the last four seasons.