NEW YORK (AP) -While pursuing Yorvit Torrealba and trying to re-sign Ramon Castro, the New York Mets still may want to keep Paul Lo Duca as their No. 1 catcher.
It's just not clear how much they want him.
``We have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C,'' general manager Omar Minaya said. ``He is definitely in our radar. Where he is, I'd rather not comment on that.''
Now that free agents can sign with any team, Minaya is being guarded in his comments. He acknowledged meeting Monday with Jorge Posada before the catcher agreed to stay with the Yankees.
``I thought that was going to be a long shot,'' Minaya said. ``It was a good chance he was going back all along.''
Minaya also said the team has not spoken with free agent pitcher Tom Glavine. The Braves want the two-time Cy Young Award winner to return to Atlanta, where he first gained fame.
``He seems to want to play,'' Minaya said. ``At some point in time I'm pretty sure we're going to hear from him as far as what his plans are.''
If Glavine leaves New York, the Mets need to find another starting pitcher. While the free-agent market is thin, New York would pursue Johan Santana if the Minnesota Twins can't re-sign him and make him available.
``We could be players in some of the pitching that might be traded this winter,'' Minaya said.
New York also is interested in re-signing second baseman Luis Castillo.
``Castillo is a guy that we said all we're talking to but I don't want to kind of say where,'' Minaya said. ``I just don't want other clubs to kind of know who we're targeting or as far as the level of interest because that would put me at a disadvantage.''

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