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 could begin rehab games Friday


Mets outfielder Chris Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 3 with a strained right quadriceps, appeared in an extended spring training game Thursday and may head to Triple-A Las Vegas Friday to begin a rehab assignment.

When Young landed on the disabled list, it was reported that he would be ready to return to action as soon as his 15-day stint was over.

Young is eligible to return from the disabled list on April 18.

Thoughts:

The Mets will have to make a corresponding roster move when Chris Young returns from the disabled list.

At present, it appears that the most logical move would be demoting Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas.

However, it would behoove the Mets to make a decision on Lucas Duda and Ike Davis between now and the day Chris Young is removed from the disabled list. If they do, Young would simply replace one of them on the roster (whether Duda or Davis is traded or demoted).

When Young returns, the Mets will also have a decision to make regarding who plays every day between Juan Lagares and Eric Young, Jr. The decision really is a no-brainer, though. Juan Lagares needs to start every day in center field.

 

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