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The New York Mets have been in ongoing discussions with J.D. Martinez's camp, although a deal is not imminent. The team is keeping an eye on the market for veteran hitters and is considering the possibility of signing Martinez as a designated hitter. Last week, it was reported that the Mets were leaning towards relying on young bats at the DH spot, but they are open to signing a veteran if the price is right. Martinez's name has been connected to the Mets since December, but there is no agreement in place yet.
The Mets have had continued dialogue with J.D. Martinez's camp at the Boras Corporation, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. There's no indication a deal is close or necessarily likely, but New York continues to evaluate the market for veteran hitters.
J.D. Martinez and Jorge Soler are currently the top unsigned options for the designated hitter position. While Soler has had recent discussions with the San Francisco Giants, there is no agreement between the two sides yet. The Mets have been loosely linked to Soler, but their reported interest in Martinez dates back to December. Martinez is a six-time All-Star who had a strong season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting 33 home runs. However, there are concerns about his age and defensive limitations.
Martinez and Jorge Soler are the top unsigned DH options. While the latter has reportedly had recent discussions with the Giants, there's not yet an agreement between the two sides. The Mets have only been loosely tied to Soler this offseason, while their reported interest in Martinez dates back to December.