The team has also reached out to infielder Jose Valentin, according to the New York Daily News, although they are now among a group of a half-dozen teams, agent David Elston told the newspaper.
The remaining 11 free agents on the Mets' roster have dubious chances of returning.
The team would have had significant interest in re-signing right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota – who posted a 1.00 ERA in 18 relief appearances down the stretch – before Mota tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, earning a 50-game suspension effective at the beginning of the 2007 season.
Cliff Floyd is interested in coming back but the Mets are thought to desire a younger corner outfielder, and the Mets weren't all that impressed with what reliever Roberto Hernandez gave them in a second tour of duty.
Steve Trachsel tied with Glavine for the team lead with 15 victories, but his aborted effort in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at St. Louis seems to have been his last start for the Mets.
Trachsel, the longest-tenured Met in 2006, was passed over for a start in Game 7 of the NLCS and never totally appeared to earn manager Willie Randolph's trust, even before the postseason.