Young was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The speedy Young put together an impressive spring training, slashing .286/.350/.371 in 40 plate appearances in Cactus League play while going a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen-base attempts. Nonetheless, it appears management liked what they saw from Keon Broxton and Kirk Nieuwenhuis a little more, forcing Young, a non-roster invitee, to bide his time in the minors until an opportunity with the big club opens up.
Young signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports. Young spent the 2015 campaign with the Braves and Mets, compiling a .153 batting average with 18 strikeouts across 85 at-bats, but he did manage to steal six bases. He'll compete for an outfield spot in spring training, but there are no guarantees that the speedy Young makes the opening day roster given Milwaukee's already crowded outfield.
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.
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