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Hotwire: Omar Interested In Pen

Minaya has his eye on a few Met relievers.

With injuries plaguing several contenders, interim general manager Jim Duquette is fielding a large amount of calls, undoubtedly more than he had anticipated a few weeks ago. Over six teams are fascinated by the idea of acquiring closer Armando Benitez and Jeromy Burnitz's name continues to be circulated throughout baseball. Right-handed starter Steve Trachsel is currently on one division leader's radar map.

Armando Benitez Former Mets assistant general manager Omar Minaya is looking to add an arm to the back end of his bullpen, and, according to the Montreal Gazette, he is extremely confident he can land the services of either Benitez or Texas' Ugueth Urbina. He also likes middle reliever David Weathers. The Marlins are... Recommended Stories