- Adam Rubin, ESPNNewYork.com
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ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal.
The Yankees, along with the Rangers, Nationals, Pirates and Rockies, also had been rumored to be kicking the tires on Francis.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday that he would like to add a starting pitcher, while paying no more than the deal Chris Capuano received from the club. That contract had a base salary of $1.5 million, with the opportunity to earn roughly another $3 million in performance-related bonuses.
With Jeff Francis off the market, the Mets have to look for other alternatives.