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.

Free agent Chris Young is reportedly deciding between the San Diego Padres and New York Mets. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

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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