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Reliever Matt Albers may be match for Mets

Matt Albers went 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA in 30 appearances for the White Sox last season. Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos/Getty Images

NEW YORK -- As the New York Mets look to upgrade their bullpen with a couple of veteran arms to handle the later innings, right-handed reliever Matt Albers ultimately may end up being a match.

The Mets have shown serious interest in Albers in the past, and are expected to do so again this offseason.

Albers, 32, went 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA in 30 appearances for the Chicago White Sox in 2015. He missed three months of the season with a broken pinkie on his right hand, which he suffered during an April brawl with the Kansas City Royals.

Albers did not allow an earned run after July 31. He has the longest active scoreless innings and appearance streaks in the majors (22 1/3 innings, 20 appearances). He also had one of the top groundball rates among free-agent relievers.