Mets “have been scouting” Orioles lefty Brian Matusz

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Unhappy with their in-house options among left-handed relievers the Mets “have been scouting” Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin of the New York Post.

Josh Edgin undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery leaves the Mets especially lacking in lefty reliever candidates and Matusz has fared well since shifting to the bullpen full time in 2013.

He has a 3.26 ERA in 146 career appearances as a reliever, compared to a 5.51 ERA in 68 starts, and Matusz has racked up 122 strikeouts in 116 relief innings. He’s set to make $3.2 million this season and is under team control for 2016 as well.