Mets put Eric Young Jr. on DL

Updated: May 26, 2014, 11:41 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Mets placed Eric Young Jr. on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury before Monday's series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted fellow outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot.

Young had been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue and felt it grab while stealing a base on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He remembered third baseman David Wright trying to play through a hamstring injury last season ...

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