New York Mets
With Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi in attendance, Chris Young made his fourth minor league start since shoulder surgery Thursday morning. Young tossed six scoreless innings for Triple-A Buffalo, allowing two hits and three walks against Columbus. He threw 87 pitches (50 strikes).
Young has a contract out on Friday if he is not promoted to the majors, but Sandy Alderson said this week he expected the right-hander likely will make at least one more minor league start. Young was working on an extra day of rest. His previous three outings had been with Class A St. Lucie.
Young reportedly threw his fastball at 82 mph in the first inning, then upped it to 84 mph in the second. He averaged 84.7 mph at the major league level each of the past two seasons.
Young is returning from May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
Pedro Beato also appeared again for the Bisons in Thursday's game. Beato is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Sunday.