Young elected free agency Friday, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports. Young had a rough campaign in the majors in 2015, slashing just .169/.229/.273 with the Braves before going 0-for-8 following a late season trade to the Mets. The 30-year-old didn't fare much better in 75 games at the Triple-A level, hitting just .249 there, but he should get the chance to compete for an Opening Day roster spot in spring training wherever he lands.
The Mets activated Bobby Parnell, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Erik Goeddel from the disabled list Tuesday, reports Newsday. Moreover, the team called up Eric Young Jr and Kevin Plawecki.
The Mets will recall catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell, and outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young from Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters expand Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
The Mets acquired center fielder Eric Young from the Braves for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced. The Braves designated Young Jr. for assignment in June. He hit .169 with five RBI in 77 at-bats for Atlanta this season.
The Braves reinstated outfielder Joey Terdoslavich from the 15-day disabled list and designated outfielder Eric Young Jr. for assignment on Friday, per the team's official website. Terdoslavich has yet to play for the Braves this season because of a wrist injury. He hit .310 in just nine rehab games between Class A and Double A. "It's great to be back. I'm just happy to be playing again," Terdoslavich said, per MLB.com. "I've got my timing about where I want it to be. Swing feels good, and hand feels good." Young hit just .169 in 35 games for the Braves. "E.Y. had a great spring and he was our center fielder all the way until we made that trade to get Cameron Maybin," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "And Cam has done a terrific job for us, playing center field, playing every day. [Young] just didn't get a chance to play."