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Still in need of strengthening their bench, the Mets have interest in signing free agent utility player Marwin Gonzalez, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Gonzalez, 31, had a down year in 2020 for the Minnesota Twins, hitting just .211/.286/.320 in 53 games. But he is a career .261/.317/.413 hitter in nine big league seasons with the Houston Astros and Twins whose versatility makes him extremely valuable.
A switch-hitter, Gonzalez is capable of playing all four infield positions along with right field and left field and is average or a bit better at most spots.
The Mets' bench this season is set to likely include infielder Luis Guillorme, catcher Tomas Nido, and outfielder Jose Martinez. When it comes to a backup center fielder, Guillermo Heredia is the only player on the 40-man roster who would fit that need.