The Mets and Astros are still "kicking around" the idea of signing free-agent RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Last month, Hochi Shimbun reported Matsuzaka was talking with the Mets, Indians and Marlins, while other teams had expressed interest in him as well.

Matsuzaka went just 1-7 with an 8.28 ERA in 11 starts upon returning from Tommy John Surgery with Boston in 2012. He just completed a six-year, $52 million contract he signed with the Red Sox after the 2006 season.