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Reports: Mets to meet with Arroyo

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The New York Mets plan to meet with free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo next week, according to multiple reports.

General manager Sandy Alderson will reportedly fly to Arroyo's Tampa, Fla., home.

Alderson was in contact with Arroyo's representatives to set up an in-person meeting while in Maryland on Wednesday, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

Arroyo is reportedly looking to get a three-year contract, but might settle for a two-year deal with a vesting option for 2016. The Mets need a couple starting pitchers with ace Matt Harvey out next season after having Tommy John surgery.

The Mets want to add to a rotation that includes Jonathon Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee. Prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom will likely start the season at Class AAA Las Vegas.

Arroyo, 36, was 14-12 with a 3.79 ERA over 202 innings with the Cincinnati Reds this year. He has pitched the third-most innings in the major leagues since 20005 with 1,895 2/3. Only CC Sabathia (1,999 1/3) and Dan Haren (1,927 2/3) have more innings pitched in that span.

Alderson has been busy, already having met with free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and outfielder Chris Young.

The Mets eventually signed Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract but Peralta since signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets have also met with Roc Nation founder/agent and hip-hop mogul Jay Z in Manhattan about free agent second baseman Robinson Cano. However, Alderson said it is unlikely the Mets would reach a deal with him.
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