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Eric Young Jr. headed to disabled list, Mets to promote Matt den Dekker

May 25, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that outfielder Eric Young, Jr. is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a pulled hamstring. The Mets are expected to call up outfielder Matt den Dekker to fill the void.

den Dekker, 26, is slashing .275/.333/.431 with four home runs and 26 RBI with Triple-A Las Vegas. He made his major league debut last season, but struggled, posting a .207 average with one home run in 63 plate appearances.

Rubin provides some light-hearted trivia to end the weekend:

  1. proudlycanadian - May 25, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    dUH!

  2. Kevin S. - May 25, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    den Dekker to replace Young in the starting lineup, Lagares still holding Collins’ dog at an undisclosed location.

    • mazblast - May 25, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Young has been the stinker we expected. Lagares has hit well enough and played a great CF. What’s your complaint against Lagares?

      • Kevin S. - May 26, 2014 at 4:56 AM

        Absolutely none whatsover. What’s Terry Collins’ complaint?

  3. gbart22 - May 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Fascinating stuff.

  4. ksig0280 - May 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    How does Den Dekker get called up when you have A. Brown raking the PCL..

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