Report: Gorzelanny, trade route an option

Tom Gorzelanny

Starting Pitcher
Chicago Cubs


The Mets may be more likely to acquire a starting pitcher via trade than the free agent market if it means signing a pitcher trying to bounce back from injury, according to the Post, which cites Cubs left-hander Tom Gorzelanny as a player about whom the Mets have inquired.

With Kerry Wood returning to Chicago as a reliever, Andrew Cashner can enter the rotation with Ryan Dempster and Carlos Zambrano. The Cubs have an overflow of candidates for the final two starting pitching slots, including Gorzelanny, Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Silva and Randy Wells.

Gorzelanny, 28, was 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA last season in 29 appearances (23 starts). He made $800,000 last season.