Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker confirmed his team is interested in free agent catcher Willson Contreras just months after a trade for him was nixed.

"It's not that I didn't want him," Baker explained on Day 1 of the winter meetings on Monday. "It's just at the time I didn't think it was a proper fit with two months to go in the season.

"We're going to talk to him. And we have interest in him."

Contreras, 30, is looking for a long-term deal after spending over a decade in the Chicago Cubs organization.