Report: Mets among teams pursuing Benintendi
Benintendi is also being looked at by the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, according to Sherman, and a previous report had the 28-year-old connected to the Seattle Mariners.
The Mets reportedly view Benintendi as a potential replacement for Brandon Nimmo, who's expected to command a lucrative free-agent deal after getting on base at a .367 clip and recording the highest outs above average (six) of his seven-year career last season.
The former Boston Red Sox outfielder appeared in his first All-Star Game last season for the Kansas City Royals before he was traded to the Yankees in July.
Between the Royals and Yankees, Benintendi hit .304/.373/.399 with 23 doubles and 51 RBIs.