With Jhonny Peralta having signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and Stephen Drew likely beyond the Mets' spending appetite, the Mets are expressing interest in Rafael Furcal, the free-agent shortstop told Enrique Rojas at ESPNDeportes.com.

"Many teams have shown interest," Furcal told Rojas in Spanish. "Boston, the Marlins, Mets, Washington, Pirates and Colorado are interested, among others."

Furcal, 36, missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Furcal indicated his interests are playing for a contender and for playing time.