UPDATE: The Mets have apparently made multiple waiver claims on relievers, with one of them being Padres LHP Mark Rzepczynski. New York will now try to work out a deal for the left-hander, though the timeline for a trade is unknown at this time.
Sources: #Padres LHP Marc Rzepczynski is reliever claimed on waivers by #Mets. Timeline on when deal needs to be completed is unclear.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2015
Mets apparently have made multiple waiver claims. Ken Rosenthal reports Padres LH Marc Rzepczynski. I'll heard reliever with another NL club— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 29, 2015
ORIGINAL: The New York Mets have made a waiver claim on an unknown reliever, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Adam Rubin of ESPN.
Hearing #Mets making progress on acquiring reliever. No guarantee something comes together, but tangible talks.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 29, 2015
Sources: #Mets awaiting word on a waiver claim of a reliever. Progress toward an acquisition first reported by @AdamRubinESPN.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2015
No word on who reliever is that #Mets claimed. Team with reliever can let him go to NYM, negotiate trade or pull him back.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2015
New York has made a number of reliever trades this season, dating back to the spring when they brought in Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins on the same day. Since the start of the season, they brought in Tyler Clippard and Eric O'Flattery to help a struggling bullpen.
The team could let the player in question go to the Mets, but it appears that they are trying to work out a trade in order to get something in return for this mystery reliever.
It's unclear how advanced the talks are, and who the players involved are. But the Mets are clearly trying to upgrade their biggest weakness right now.