Injured pitcher Chris Young stays with Mets
Injured right-hander Chris Young is staying with the New York Mets.
Young, still recovering from shoulder surgery in May, agreed Monday to a minor league contract.
The 32-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four games before surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder – the same procedure that caused Johan Santana to miss the 2011 season.
”Right now we don’t have an expectation other than a general one that he’ll be able to pitch at some point,” general manager Sandy Alderson said. ”Until he’s seen by the doctor and we see him throw, we really can’t make an estimate as to when he’ll be ready.”
Young was to see a doctor in New York on Tuesday.
”At that time or shortly thereafter he’ll throw and we’ll see where he is,” Alderson said.
Alderson said Young already has been throwing off a mound as part of his rehab program.
Young has a career 49-34 record with a 3.74 ERA in an eight-year major league career that also includes stints with Texas and San Diego. Injuries have limited Young to 120 innings over the past three seasons.
”We’d like to see him get back to the point where he was with us early last year and go from there,” Alderson said.