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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Chris Young exits with leg cramp

By on 7/22/2014 12:45:00 PM

Left fielder Chris Young experienced cramping in his left leg in the eighth inning of the Mets 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, according to Adam Rubin of Young did not return for the ninth inning and is labeled "day to day." His line is .202/.288/.352 (OPS+ 82) with eight homers and 27 RBI in 75 games.

After taking treatment, Young said, "Right now it feels normal. I iced it as soon as I came in. I think I made the right decision coming out of the game, for sure, just to try to catch it before anything went wrong. So hopefully with the ice and some rest tonight I show up tomorrow and it feels normal." Young began the season on the DL with a strained right quad, missing 13 games.

Now in his ninth major-league season, the righty-hitting Young is a career .233/.313/.427 hitter with some pop (four seasons with over 20 homers), and was an All-Star in 2010 with the Diamondbacks when he hit 27 homers and stole 28 bases, while playing centerfield. Centerfield was his position when he was drafted by the White Sox in 2001 (16th round). In December 2005, the White Sox traded him as a minor-leaguer with Orlando Hernandez and Luis Vizcaino to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Javier Vazquez. Young made his debut at age 22 on August 18, 2006 and came in fourth for Rookie of the Year in 2007. In December 2012, Young was part of a three-team deal*, going (with cash) to the Oakland Athletics.

As a free agent in December 2013 he signed a one-year $7.25 million contract with the Mets for 2014. The Mets have used him in all three outfield positions.
  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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