Young wants major league deal

February, 29, 2012
2/29/12
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The Mets remain interested in re-signing Chris Young, but the right-hander wants a major league deal, Newsday's Ken Davidoff reported. That is highly unlikely to occur with the Mets.

Young, who made $1.1 million last season with the Mets, started only four games (albeit compiling a 1.88 ERA) before requiring May 16 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.

That is the surgery Johan Santana underwent seven months earlier. So despite Terry Collins hearing that Young has thrown trouble-free at 180 feet on flat ground, there remains no certainty Young will even be able to pitch in the majors this season.

The Mets likely would be willing to bring in Young on a low-cost minor league deal to rehab and then see if he could contribute in the second half.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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