Monday, November 29, 2010

Mets are talking to RHP Chris Young, Not Close to signing yet!

The Mets are "deep into talks" with right-handed pitcher Chris Young, according to The team would not confirm the report.

The Padres recently declined Young's 2011 option after a third consecutive injury-riddled season -- this time a strained right shoulder was the culprit -- limited him to four starts. He is three years removed from his status as one of the game's top young starters, having gone 32-20 with a 3.60 ERA from 2005 to 2007. Now 31, Young is looking to resurrect his career.

If signed, Young would provide the Mets with exactly what they need: a cheap, low-risk starter to fill out their rotation. Uncertain of Johan Santana's status, the Mets have only three proven big league starters on the roster: Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese and R.A. Dickey.

Young made $6.4 million last year in the final season of a four-year, $14.5 million contract. But given his injury history over the past three seasons, he will command far less than that annually on the open market.

Update: 11pm :

According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, Chris Young and the Mets appear to fit one another for several reasons, but a source with knowledge of the situation said tonight that “nothing was close at this time” between the parties.

The 31-year-old righthanded pitcher enjoyed success as a San Diego Padre while Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta worked as executives for that club, and he is now precisely the sort of low-risk, potentially high-reward free agent the Mets need. reported that Young and the Mets were nearing a deal, which sources disputed, without denying that the sides might eventually agree to terms. Alderson did not respond to a request for comment.

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