Report: Mets, Phillies showing strong interest in Rangers' Minor
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Texas Rangers starter Mike Minor is apparently drawing serious attention from two clubs in the National League East.

One day after the left-hander tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout against the Los Angeles Angels, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are both showing strong interest in the 31-year-old.

Minor has pitched well in his first four starts of the season, compiling a 2.60 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts during 27 2/3 innings.

Those numbers would best all of the Mets' current starting staff, including stars Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

Mets starters - 2019 stats

PITCHER GS IP ERA WHIP SO
Jacob deGrom 4 22 3.68 1.27 36
Noah Syndergaard 4 24 5.63 1.13 29
Steven Matz 4 16.1 4.96 1.35 19
Zack Wheeler 3 15.2 7.47 1.72 17
Jason Vargas 2 6.1 14.21 2.84 3

This isn't the first time Philadelphia has shown interest in Minor. The team's front office reportedly talked about a trade involving the Rangers southpaw in December, but nothing came to fruition.

Phillies starters - 2019 stats

PITCHER GS IP ERA WHIP SO
Aaron Nola 4 19.1 7.45 1.66 19
Jake Arrieta 3 20 2.25 1.15 15
Zach Eflin 3 16 3.94 1.25 18
Vince Velasquez 2 12 2.25 0.75 8
Nick Pivetta* 4 18.1 8.35 2.13 16

*Optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday

Since signing a three-year deal worth $28 million with the Rangers before the 2018 season, Minor has posted a 14-9 record with a 3.95 ERA in 184 2/3 innings.

He's still owed $9.5 million this year and in 2020, according to Nightengale.

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