The Mets announced Monday that Eric Young, Jr. has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Apr 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. (22) advances to third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
To make room for Young on the roster, the Mets optioned little-used outfielder Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas.
In two separate stints with the Mets in 2014, Brown was hitting .182 with a .245 OBP.
Young was placed on the disabled list on May 25 with a strained right hamstring, and recently completed a four-game minor league rehab assignment.
Eric Young, Jr. hasn’t played particularly well in 2014, batting .220/.315/.305 in 141 at-bats.
However, Young, Jr. is a better option at this point than the ice cold Chris Young, who he will likely be replacing in the lineup.
That would seem to indicate that Young, Jr. will start the majority of the time (in either center field or left field) until Juan Lagares returns from his intercostal injury – likely in a matter of days.