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Mets “closing in on a deal” with rehabbing starter Chris Young

Jan 17, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com the Mets are “closing in on a deal” with right-hander Chris Young, who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury.

New York has been linked to Young throughout the offseason as new general manager Sandy Alderson and company targeted him as a worthwhile reclamation project who could potentially give the Mets an expensive veteran middle-of-the-rotation starter if healthy.

Young has a 3.80 ERA in 752 career innings, but the 32-year-old has never thrown even 180 innings in a season and hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2007. Despite his 6-foot-10 frame and solid career numbers Young has always been a soft-tosser, but his average fastball velocity was just 84.7 miles per hour last season and 85.8 mph in 2009.

  1. Adam - Jan 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    FYI, you linked to Chris Young of the Diamondbacks. Not the same guy.

    And while he may not throw very hard he still strikes out almost 8 per 9IP. That’s pretty good. Good luck to him, I enjoy watching him pitch and enjoyed having him on my fantasy team a few years ago.

  2. jessicajone18 - Jan 18, 2011 at 5:26 AM

    Very true that major brands do give out samples on their products, search online for “123 Get Samples” we just got ours today. You wont need CC.

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