The MLB free agency period remains at a standstill due to the ongoing lockout, as the owners and the MLBPA still have not yet come to terms on a new CBA. But when the lockout comes to an end, the New York Mets could end up jumping out early to once again shore up their outfield depth.

As Showalter noted during the Mets’ minor league camp on Friday, general manager Billy Eppler has not completely ruled out the possibility of hauling in another outfielder.

“[The outfield] is something we have talked about, where we are,” Showalter said. “We are on the same page with everything where that is concerned.

“It’s a scenario that we are examining to see if we feel comfortable with it. We’re always going to look within first.”