Mets Rumors: New York Targeting Trade For Brian Matusz, Dodgers Lefties?

The New York Mets are on the lookout for bullpen help after losing lefty Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery, with Brian Matusz of Orioles being one name that's been floated as a potential trade possibility.

However, it's the Los Angeles Dodgers and their surplus of bullpen pieces which may provide the most viable fit for a deal.

Via DJ Short of Hardball Talk:

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Mets are keeping an eye on J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, and Adam Liberatore from the Dodgers in case one of them becomes available. That’s no sure thing, as Howell is costly and he’s one of the only (healthy) locks in the Dodgers’ bullpen while Rodriguez and Liberatore still have options remaining.

The Mets do have some internal options for Edgin's lefty specialist role, but no one with the same track record of a Brian Matusz or JP Howell.

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