Report: Mets, Young close
Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:47 pm
The Mets have been mentioned as a likely suitor for right-hander Chris Young, and it looks like it is coming to fruition, as ESPNNewYork.com reports a deal is done pending Young passing a physical.
Young, 31, missed most of the 2010 season with shoulder problems following season-ending sugery in 2009. He made just three late-season starts, and a history of injuries has lowered his value considerably -- the Padres declined an $8.5 million option for next year, and recent reports have said Young might sign for under $2 million.
New Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, formerly with the Padres, knows Young's potential when healthy, and this could turn out to be a low-risk, high-return signing if he can give New York some innings.
-- David Andriesen