Chris Young OF NYM 17 Days

Chris Young (quad, flu) expects to be in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Young was held out of Monday's season-opener due to a mild quad stain that he suffered in Montreal. He's also dealing with flu-like symptoms along with several other players on the Mets' roster. Andrew Brown is starting in left field on Opening Day versus the Nationals.

Chris Young OF NYM 17 Days

Chris Young is out of the Mets' Opening Day lineup because of a right quad strain.

Andrew Brown will start in left field against the Nationals. It's not clear how long Young will be sidelined.

Chris Young OF NYM 26 Days

Chris Young went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, two steals and three runs scored versus the Marlins on Monday.

With his performance this spring, Chris Young is making it easier for the Mets to sit Eric Young Jr. and go with Juan Lagares. That's because CY with likely be the leadoff man when EY isn't in the lineup. CY is batting .349 with a homer and six doubles in 43 at-bats.

Chris Young OF NYM 1 Month

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with his first homer of the spring as the Mets and Twins played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday.

Young hit third today, but that's not where he'll open the regular season. The plan apparently calls for him to bat fifth if Eric Young Jr. starts in left field or first if Juan Lagares is in center field. We're rooting for Lagares, and if he gets the nod, it would boost Chris Young's fantasy value.

Chris Young OF NYM 5 Months

Mets signed OF Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last week and then made official Tuesday after the 30-year-old outfielder passed his physical. Young posted a weak .200/.280/.379 batting line in 2013 with the A's, but he's been a high-level performer in the past and the Mets will hope to strike gold on a low-risk one-year pact. Young is likely to appear in both right and center field next season in New York.

Chris Young OF NYM 5 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets have signed Chris Young to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

The financial terms aren't known yet. The 30-year-old outfielder is coming off two straight disappointing seasons, batting just .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers and 10 steals in 2013 with the A's. Young is a three-time 20/20 player, though, and is a nice gamble for the outfielder-deficient Mets on a one-year pact. He'll surely be their Opening Day starter in center field.

Chris Young OF NYM 5 Months

Free agent outfielder Chris Young has indicated that he's open to the idea of playing for his hometown team in Houston.

The 30-year-old had a disappointing season in Oakland, slashing .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers, 40 RBI, 10 steals and a 93/36 K/BB ratio. He still possesses the dazzling blend of power and speed that fantasy owners covet, and would immediately regain mixed league relevancy if he secured a job in the Astros Opening Day outfield.

Chris Young OF NYM 5 Months

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Red Sox are viewing free agent Chris Young as a fallback option.

The Red Sox want to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury, but the free agent center fielder is likely to command one of the richest contracts on the open market this winter and could be priced out of Boston's range. Young, 30, hit .200/.280/.379 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 107 games this year for Oakland. He's capable of better in a more hitter-friendly home park.

Chris Young OF NYM 5 Months

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that the Mets are expressing interest in free agent outfielder Chris Young.

Chris Young OF NYM 6 Months

Athletics declined OF Chris Young's $11.0 million option for 2014.

He'll get a $1.5 million buyout instead. Young batted only .200/.280/.379 for the A's after being acquired last offseason and has seen his OPS dip for three straight years. He's just 30 years old, though, so someone will take a shot on him in hopes he can regain his 20/20 form.