Mar 15, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Chris Young (1) connects for a solo home run during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Young headed to 15-day disabled list

Chris Young, who sat out on Opening Day due to a tight right quad and was pulled from Wednesday night’s game with the same injury, is heading to the 15-day disabled list.

Mets manager Terry Collins said that the expectation is that Young will be ready to go as soon as he is eligible to return from the disabled list in 15 days.

With Young going on the DL and Daniel Murphy activated from the paternity list prior to Thursday’s game against Washington, the Mets elected to keep Wilmer Flores on the roster for the time being.

Flores will remain with the club at least until Sunday, when Jon Niese is expected to be activated from the disabled list.

Thoughts:

With Young on the disabled list, the Mets will likely start both Eric Young, Jr. and Juan Lagares on an almost daily basis.

The injury to Young is unfortunate, especially considering the fact that he looked locked in at the plate toward the end of spring training.

 

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