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Chris Young | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 199
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Young went 5-for-5 and blasted a pair of home runs in his first minor league rehab game for Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
The veteran outfielder is expected to play in a few games to get his timing back before rejoining the Mets lineup over the weekend. With Juan Lagares performing well in his absence, it's unclear how playing time will shake out in the Mets outfield upon Young's return. Apr 13 - 8:23 PM

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Chris Young (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

Young appeared in another game at extended spring training on Friday and came through without any difficulty. He'll need a few games in the minors to get his timing back, then could return to the Mets at some point next week.
Apr 11 - 6:54 PM

Chris Young (quad) will play in another extended spring training game Friday.

Young, who is working his way back from a right quad strain, played in his first game Thursday. He'll likely make his way to Triple-A Las Vegas from here and should rejoin the Mets late next week if all goes well.
Apr 10 - 5:43 PM

Chris Young (quad) played in an extended spring training game Thursday.

Young landed on the disabled list after straining his right quad on Opening Day, but he's getting closer to making his return. He could be ready to begin an official minor league rehab assignment on Friday, setting up a potential return late next week.
Apr 10 - 5:02 PM

Mets placed OF Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain.

Young suffered the strain in one of the Mets' late-March exhibition games in Montreal and then aggravated it Wednesday night in his first start of the 2014 regular season. He's hoping to return as soon as his 15 days are up, but it may be more like three weeks. The Mets are going to keep infielder Wilmer Flores around rather than make a corresponding roster move.
Apr 3 - 10:02 AM

Chris Young left Wednesday's game against the Nationals due to right quad tightness.

Young missed Monday's game due to the quad, and he lasted just one inning into Wednesday's game before having to exit. It may have been mostly a precautionary move, as Young stayed on the field and played defense during the top half of the inning. He'll likely be held out a few more days to get the quad completely right.
Apr 2 - 8:36 PM

Chris Young left Wednesday's game against the Nationals in the first inning with an apparent quad injury.

Andrew Brown took the field in the top of the second inning after Young was seen walking around awkwardly in the top of the first. Young missed Monday's game due to the injury, so it's possible that he aggravated the muscle trying to play Wednesday. The Mets should have an update on his status soon.
Apr 2 - 7:33 PM

Chris Young (quad, flu) expects to be in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Young was held out of Monday's season-opener due to a mild quad stain that he suffered in Montreal. He's also dealing with flu-like symptoms along with several other players on the Mets' roster. Andrew Brown is starting in left field on Opening Day versus the Nationals.
Mar 31 - 10:41 AM

Chris Young is out of the Mets' Opening Day lineup because of a right quad strain.

Andrew Brown will start in left field against the Nationals. It's not clear how long Young will be sidelined. Usually quad strains require disabled list stints.
Mar 31 - 9:50 AM

Chris Young went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, two steals and three runs scored versus the Marlins on Monday.

With his performance this spring, Chris Young is making it easier for the Mets to sit Eric Young Jr. and go with Juan Lagares. That's because CY with likely be the leadoff man when EY isn't in the lineup. CY is batting .349 with a homer and six doubles in 43 at-bats.
Mar 22 - 4:23 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with his first homer of the spring as the Mets and Twins played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday.

Young hit third today, but that's not where he'll open the regular season. The plan apparently calls for him to bat fifth if Eric Young Jr. starts in left field or first if Juan Lagares is in center field. We're rooting for Lagares, and if he gets the nod, it would boost Chris Young's fantasy value.
Mar 15 - 4:40 PM

Mets signed OF Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last week and then made official Tuesday after the 30-year-old outfielder passed his physical. Young posted a weak .200/.280/.379 batting line in 2013 with the A's, but he's been a high-level performer in the past and the Mets will hope to strike gold on a low-risk one-year pact. Young is likely to appear in both right and center field next season in New York.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 04:53:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets have signed Chris Young to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

ESPN's Buster Olney says Young will receive $7.25 million. The 30-year-old outfielder is coming off two straight disappointing seasons, batting just .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers and 10 steals in 2013 with the A's. Young is a three-time 20/20 player, though, and is a nice gamble for the outfielder-deficient Mets on a one-year pact. He should start at one of the outfield spots.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 08:16:00 AM

Free agent outfielder Chris Young has indicated that he's open to the idea of playing for his hometown team in Houston.

The 30-year-old had a disappointing season in Oakland, slashing .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers, 40 RBI, 10 steals and a 93/36 K/BB ratio. He still possesses the dazzling blend of power and speed that fantasy owners covet, and would immediately regain mixed league relevancy if he secured a job in the Astros Opening Day outfield.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 10:04:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Red Sox are viewing free agent Chris Young as a fallback option.

The Red Sox want to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury, but the free agent center fielder is likely to command one of the richest contracts on the open market this winter and could ultimately be priced out of Boston's range. Young, 30, batted .200/.280/.379 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 107 games this year for Oakland. He'd be capable of better numbers in a more hitter-friendly home park.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2Ike Davis
3Josh Satin
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Andrew Brown
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Valverde
2Kyle Farnsworth
3Scott Rice
4Gonzalez Germen
5Jeurys Familia
6Carlos Torres
7John Lannan
8Bobby Parnell