Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

The Mets designated Young for assignment Friday night.

The move was announced after Friday's game against the Phillies, while the expectation is that Young will be replaced by Matt den Dekker on the Mets' roster. Young hit .205/.283/.346 in his only season for the Mets after signing a one-year deal during the offseason.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

The Mets are considering releasing Young, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

While a move may not be imminent, the Mets are debating internally whether or not to release Young and bring Matt den Dekker up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Young has hit just .205/.283/.346 this season and has only about $2 million remaining on his contract.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

Young is out of the Mets' lineup again Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Make it three straight days on the bench for Young, who started nine times in a 10-game stretch from July 26 to Aug. 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will draw the start in left Friday, and it seems manager Terry Collins will alternate between Young, Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young Jr at the position moving forward.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

Young is out of the Mets' lineup again Thursday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Young will sit for a second straight day after a stretch of nine starts in 10 games for the Mets. Eric Young Jr. will man left field and bat ninth against right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, but Young still seems like the slight favorite for playing time at the position.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

Young is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Young will concede right field duties to Curtis Granderson, who returns to the lineup after a one-game absence. He's joined by Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Juan Lagares in the Mets' outfield.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

Chris Young is back in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

Young missed Tuesday's contest after exiting Monday with a left calf cramp. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .202/.288/.352 over 75 games for the Mets this season.

Chris Young OF NYY 4 Months

Chris Young left Monday's game against the Mariners in the eighth inning due to a left calf cramp.

Young suffered the injury running to first base in the top of the eighth inning. The hope is that it's not a big deal, but the Mets should know more Tuesday.

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Chris Young went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

Following up Tuesday's two-homer performance, Young attempted to help the Mets come back in the ballgame, taking Luke Gregerson deep to left field to cut the Athletics' lead to 8-5. Young now has seven home runs and 21 RBI on the season along with a .210/.292/.366 slash line.

Chris Young OF NYY 5 Months

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Young, entering the game with a .596 OPS, broke out amid rumors his time with the Mets was drawing to a close. His first homer came in the second inning off of Scott Kazmir, and other other in the fifth inning off of Jim Johnson. He hadn't homered since May 28 prior to the match-up. Young now carries a marginally more respectable .209/.293/.352 slash line with six home runs, 19 RBI, and seven stolen bases.

Chris Young OF NYY 5 Months

A Mets official told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are not considering dumping Chris Young.

That conflicts a report from ESPN New York, who wrote Monday morning that Young might be released this week to clear a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is set to return from an intercostal injury on Thursday. Young, 30, is batting just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season for the Mets. He's making $7.25 million on a one-year contract.