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The Mets began addressing their outfield vacancies on Friday morning, signing Chris Young to a one-year contract pending a physical, according to two sources with knowledge of the negotiations. The Mets have not commented on the signing because it is not yet official.
Young, 30, hit .200 with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases last season, his first in Oakland after seven years with the D-backs. His best year came in 2010, when he hit .257 with 27 home runs and 28 steals, making his only All-Star appearance.
Though Young has played mostly center field throughout his career, he also played 26 games in right field last season and 24 games in left. If the Mets choose to keep Juan Lagares in center in 2014, they could plug Young into either corner.
The Wall St. Journal reported Friday that the D-backs have offered
former Mets general manager Omar Minaya a job as a special assistant to
new GM Kevin Towers, though Minaya is “in no rush to decide” whether or
not to accept the offer.
The Mets dismissed Minaya last month and still owe him more than $1 million next season.