D-Backs meet with Mulder, may take chance on lefty

Updated: November 30, 2006, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks met with free-agent pitcher Mark Mulder and could be interested in signing the left-hander.

Mark Mulder
Mulder

Arizona is one of several teams thought to be pursuing Mulder, who is coming off shoulder surgery that ended his season with the St. Louis Cardinals in September.

Mulder, who lives in the Phoenix area, was 6-7 with a 7.14 ERA with St. Louis before the surgery. He had been one of the game's top lefties before struggling last season.

The meeting -- which included Mulder, Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes and manager Bob Melvin, among others -- took place Wednesday.

Just how serious the dollar-conscious Diamondbacks are is unclear.

"We had a good meeting," Byrnes said Thursday. "I won't get into specifics, but I will confirm that we met."


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