Chris Young Expected to Sign with Mets


Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that starting pitcher Chris Young is likely to agree to a contract that would make him a member of the New York Mets once again.  Young is said to be recovering nicely from 2011 surgery and is closing in on making a decision regarding where he’ll pitch this season.  Sources tell Martino that Young is deciding between the Mets and San Diego Padres.

According to a person who has been in regular contact with the pitcher, Young is leaning toward Flushing.  When talking about a possible contract agreement between the Mets and Young, the source noted “it will happen”.

Young spent the start of last season with the Mets, getting off to a great start before his arm once again gave out.  The big right-hander posted an ERA and WHIP of 1.88 and 0.958 over his four starts before requiring surgery on his torn anterior capsule.

Once considered a promising young arm, Young’s career has been derailed by injury.  The 32-year-old hasn’t appeared in more than 18 games since 2007 and has only made 40 starts over the past four seasons.

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