Reliever Taylor Buchholz currently plans to skip the 2012 season, agent Dave Pasti tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Buchholz has been battling depression and anxiety. Pasti noted, "If he signs with anyone, it would be with the Mets. They way they handled the situation with Taylor meant a lot to him. The Mets really cared about him. As of right now, Taylor is taking the year off. He's feeling great, but not ready to get back into baseball. He's taking it one day at a time."
Buchholz, 30, joined the Mets a year ago and was granted free agency in November.