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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 is back in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.
Young missed Tuesday's contest after exiting Monday with a left calf cramp. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .202/.288/.352 over 75 games for the Mets this season. Jul 23 - 1:42 PM

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Chris Young left Monday's game against the Mariners in the eighth inning due to a left calf cramp.

Young suffered the injury running to first base in the top of the eighth inning. The hope is that it's not a big deal, but the Mets should know more Tuesday.
Jul 22 - 8:38 AM

Chris Young went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

Following up Tuesday's two-homer performance, Young attempted to help the Mets come back in the ballgame, taking Luke Gregerson deep to left field to cut the Athletics' lead to 8-5. Young now has seven home runs and 21 RBI on the season along with a .210/.292/.366 slash line.
Jun 25 - 10:45 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Young, entering the game with a .596 OPS, broke out amid rumors his time with the Mets was drawing to a close. His first homer came in the second inning off of Scott Kazmir, and the other in the fifth inning off of Jim Johnson. He hadn't homered since May 28 prior to the match-up. Young now carries a marginally more respectable .209/.293/.352 slash line with six home runs, 19 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 9:41 PM

A Mets official told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are not considering dumping Chris Young.

That conflicts a report from ESPN New York, who wrote Monday morning that Young might be released this week to clear a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is set to return from an intercostal injury on Thursday. Young, 30, is batting just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season for the Mets. He's making $7.25 million on a one-year contract.
Jun 23 - 11:23 AM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets might cut ties with Chris Young this week.

Juan Lagares (intercostal) is due back from the disabled list Thursday and the Mets need to open up a roster spot. Young, 30, has batted just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season and there's little hope of a sudden turnaround given that he also struggled mightily last year in Oakland. The Mets would have to eat what remains of the one-year, $7.25 million contract that he signed over the winter.
Jun 23 - 10:10 AM

Chris Young is out of the Mets lineup Saturday after Friday's 14th-inning drop that led to a loss to the Phillies.

Bobby Abreu is getting another start in the outfield. Young's drop was bad, but it's not like it's typical for him. If he starts sitting more frequently, it will be his bat -- not his glove -- that's the culprit.
May 31 - 12:18 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Young had been in the dregs offensively, as his OPS plummeted ever closer to the .500's as the month of May has worn on, so Thursday's homer was a good sign. The fourth inning blast off of David Buchanan was his fourth of the season and leaves him with a .205/.290/.368 slash line.
May 29 - 10:11 PM

Chris Young went 0-for-3 while grounding into two double plays in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

He didn't get a fourth at-bat, as Young was pinch-hit for with the game on the line in the eighth inning. The free agent acquisition is now batting .204/.283/.352 for the season and an even uglier .140/.232/.260 over his last 16 games. The Mets' $7.25 million investment obviously isn't paying off so far.
May 25 - 4:25 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base against the Rockies on Sunday.

Young had one of the Mets' five doubles on the day. Injuries kept him out of the lineup for much of April after he sustained a quad strain in his first start of the season, but Young has hit in six straight games to raise his average to .273. He's 9-for-22 with eight runs scored, six RBI and two stolen bases in that span.
May 4 - 8:29 PM

Chris Young (flu) homered Sunday in his return to the Mets' starting lineup.

It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Young sat out Saturday with mild flu-like symptoms.
Apr 28 - 8:40 AM

Chris Young is out Saturday due to an illness.

Curtis Granderson will start in center field -- his first time playing there as a member of the Mets. Young, who has a homer, a steal, and three RBI in nine games this year, will aim to return to action on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 5:05 PM

Chris Young is playing center and batting clean-up in Monday night's game against the Cardinals.

This will be Young's first game in the clean-up spot this season. The Cardinals are sending left-hander Tyler Lyons to the hill, so manager Terry Collins is putting his lefty masher in position to potentially drive in some runs. Young has a career .837 OPS in his career against southpaws.
Apr 21 - 3:35 PM

Chris Young was hitless in four at-bats against the Braves on Friday in his return from the disabled list.

Young, out since Opening Day with a quad strain, batted fifth in his return. He should be the regular center fielder for New York until Juan Lagares returns from the disabled list, so he could be worth a pickup in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 18 - 10:34 PM

Mets activated OF Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.

Young is in the Mets lineup on Friday, playing center field and hitting fifth. With Juan Lagares on the DL, he should get a chance to play everyday, and has the ability to contribute nice power and speed numbers in mixed leagues at the expense of batting average.
Apr 18 - 7:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell