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Eric Young, Jr. has a pulled hamstring, likely headed to DL

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE, 9:08 PM:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Eric Young, Jr. is likely to land on the 15-day disabled list due to his strained hamstring. Matt den Dekker will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Young on the roster if/when the disabled list move is made.

Eric Young, Jr., who was conspicuously absent during the ninth inning of Game 1 of their doubleheader on Sunday when the team needed a pinch-runner, is dealing with a pulled hamstring.

May 16, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. (22) hits an RBI double against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:

Brad Mills


Young, Jr. entered the game Saturday as a pinch-runner and stole a base.


The severity of Young’s hasmtring injury isn’t known, but the Mets erred on the side of caution when Juan Lagares injured his hamstring in April.

Young is a player whose value lies almost solely with his legs, so it would behoove the Mets to wait until he’s 100 percent before he returns.

If Young lands on the disabled list, the Mets would likely dip to Triple-A Las Vegas for either Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Matt den dekker.