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…they pull him back in.

The Mets continue to follow the theory of strength in numbers, on Thursday adding yet another mediocre pitcher in 36-year-old Aaron Sele. Sele was signed to a minor-league contract and invited to spring training, where he’ll compete for a spot in the starting rotation.

Despite the addition, Newsday reports that the Mets are still shopping for low-cost, low-risk starting pitching, and are one of a handful of teams interested in righty Victor Zambrano. Yes, that Victor Zambrano.

Zambrano missed the majority of 2006 after tearing a ligament in his elbow, and at the end of the season the Mets declined to offer the pitcher arbitration at $2.4 million. The Mets watched a bullpen session by Zambrano in Venezuela recently, and if the team remains interested, would likely look to sign him to a minor-league deal similar to the one given to Sele.

The Mets had long contended that Zambrano was damaged-goods when they received him from Tampa, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Zambrano could prove a serviceable pitcher following his surgery – though, there is little chance the operation will help him find the strike zone.

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