Despite media reports to the contrary, the Mets have not yet extended contract offers to free agent pitchers Chris Young or Jeff Francis, general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday. But the team remains in talks with both players.
Young, 31, missed nearly all of last season with a shoulder injury, his third significant injury since 2008. But he was a successful starter for the Rangers and Padres earlier last decade, winning 32 games from 2005-07.
Francis, 29, has endured similar arm troubles in recent years, though not to the extent of Young. A former standout prospect for the Rockies, Francis went 17-9 for Colorado in 2007, compiling 215 1/3 innings and striking out 165 batters.