No consideration given to C.Y. release

June, 16, 2014
Jun 16
6:17
PM ET
ST. LOUIS -- How much thought did the Mets give to releasing Chris Young when they activated Eric Young Jr. from the disabled list?

Close to zero, a team official told ESPNNewYork.com.

In an ideal world, the Mets would be able to trade C.Y. before the July 31 deadline -- or even before Aug. 31, since his $7.25 million contract should easily pass through waivers. But even a team insider acknowledged having a market for him is a long-shot given his current production, even if the Mets picked up the remaining salary.

In the series opener at Busch Stadium, C.Y. is out of the lineup for a second straight day since striking out four times Saturday. He is hitting .196 with four homers in 163 at-bats.

The Mets demoted Andrew Brown to clear the roster spot for the return of E.Y. Jr. from the disabled list. Terry Collins indicated a primary factor in selecting Brown over Matt den Dekker is den Dekker's ability to play center field.
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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