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Chris Young to return to Mets’ starting rotation Tuesday

Apr 23, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have confirmed that right-hander Chris Young will return from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Nationals.

Young, who was placed on the disabled list last weekend with right biceps tendinitis, was cleared for the start after throwing 40 pitches in a bullpen session earlier today. He was immediately sent home due to a heavy cold, but is expected to be fine for Tuesday’s game. Dillon Gee, who started this afternoon’s game against the Diamondbacks, will likely be sent to the minor leagues.

The Mets took a chance this winter by signing the injury-prone Young to a one-year contract for a base salary of $1.1 million. He has a a 1.46 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio over his first two starts.

Mets starters have an ugly 5.13 ERA over the first 20 games of the season, good enough for 12th in the National League, though they’ve had some good performances by Gee, R.A. Dickey, Chris Capuano and Mike Pelfrey in the past week.

  1. nymets05 - Apr 23, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    So Dillon Gee is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00 and he gets a plane ticket to Buffalo?

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM

      Oxymoron = Met Organization

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