Reports: Mets reject Wilson trade

The Mets were not interested in a deal that would have sent Preston Wilson back to New York for Mike Cameron, it was reported Tuesday.

Several media outlets reported that the Mets had fielded a proposal from the Colorado Rockies regarding Wilson, who is the stepson of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Mookie Wilson and made his major league debut with the Mets in 1998.

The proposal was first reported by the Denver Post, and Newsday reported that the Mets were "lukewarm" toward the idea.

Though the Mets are still thought to be weighing a pursuit of free agent Magglio Ordonez, GM Omar Minaya has stressed in recent weeks that he is more than comfortable with the idea of playing the 32-year-old Cameron in right field to open the season.

Cameron, who will be in New York Tuesday to accept an honor at the annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, is likely to miss at least the first two weeks of the season after undergoing surgery to repair ligaments in his left wrist in December.

Wilson, 30, is owed $12.5 million for the 2005 season and is coming off a disappointing 2004 season in which he was limited to 58 games because of a knee injury.

Wilson, who led the National League with 141 RBI in 2003, batted just .248 with six homers and 29 RBI last year for Colorado.


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