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Mets designate Chris Young for assignment

Aug 8, 2014, 10:54 PM EDT

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The Mets announced that they have designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment. It’s no surprise, as the move had been rumored for some time. Matt den Dekker has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the roster.

Young, 30, has had a rough season. He leaves the Mets with a .205/.283/.346 slash line, eight home runs, 28 RBI, and seven stolen bases.

den Dekker, 26, was performing well with Las Vegas. Since his demotion from the majors in mid-June, he slashed .402/.487/.665 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 192 plate appearances.

  1. nysportsrule - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Thank you. It’s finally over. I thought I’d never see the day, but it has finally come.

  2. renaado - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Time for the LG Twins to step up and sign this up. We need you there Chris!

  3. chill1184 - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Not a bad guy, just a bad player. Good luck in the future Young

  4. plmathfoto - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Still have no idea what they were thinking signing him to that fat free agent contract.

  5. imthedudedude - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:02 AM

    He had a couple solid seasons in AZ and one year just started popping every pitch up in the infield. Def a good guy, wish him the best.

  6. andreweac - Aug 9, 2014 at 5:24 AM

    Dude failed to get more than 42 RBI in the last 2 seasons. If only he eat more ribbies he could land a multi year deal with RAJ.

  7. bbk1000 - Aug 9, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Unfortunately for Mets fans Young’s signing was one of Sandy’s best moves……as was his release.

    The only person who thought this was a good signing was Sandy….

    Hey Sandy, Bonilla is still on the payroll……throw a uniform on him.

  8. elvin2014 - Aug 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Congratulations to Bartolo Colon….

    Bartolo Colon is one of the best MLB starting pitcher of all time….No doubt….

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