Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:18:29 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. will receive consideration to start at second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy this winter. INFs Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada will also be considered if they have an opening at the keystone.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:22:10 -0800
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson will earn $60 million as part of his four-year deal, pending the outcome of his physical. Granderson is likely to play left field for the Mets, with OFs Juan Lagares in center field and Chris B. Young in right. That could free up OF Eric Young Jr. to play second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:46:18 -0700
The New York Mets would like to install 2B Eric Young Jr. at second base full-time, but it would necessitate moving Daniel Murphy from the spot. Sources said Murphy could go to first base, but ownership would prefer a power bat at that slot.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:19:57 -0700
The New York Mets activated OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 7, and optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Ike Davis, who has started swinging the bad much better recently. Also, Eric Young Jr. isn't in any immediate danger of losing playing time in the outfield, it seems.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:13:43 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he will likely use 2B Daniel Murphy at third base and move OF Eric Young Jr. from the outfield to second base with 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: This opens up a spot in the outfield for Mike Baxter and Andrew Brown in left field. They should be considered, starting with Baxter, in NL-only universes.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:05:09 -0700
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (knee) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, July 27, against the Washington Nationals.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:30:07 -0700
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (knee) was scratched from the first game of a doubleheader Friday, July 26, with an injured right knee.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:16:31 -0700
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (knee) is day-to-day after leaving the game early with right knee pain Thursday, July 25. X-rays were negative and he hopes to play Friday, July 26.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:36:35 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson (ankle) suffered an ugly injury covering first base in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday, July 24. New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. inadvertently stepped on the back of Hudson's leg while the pitcher was fielding a throw and stepping on first base.
Fantasy Tip: This looked like a serious injury, and he was carted off. Young immediately rushed over and was distraught, and stood by his side while trainers tended to Hudson, who laid on his back for several minutes. Expect Hudson to be out for a while.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:03:44 -0700
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. served as the leadoff hitter in his team debut Wednesday, June 19, against the Atlanta Braves, going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Terry Collins said earlier that Young will be used frequently, so despite his .243 overall average (including his time in Colorado earlier this season), he is worth adding in all NL-only fantasy leagues, and even some mixed formats if you need depth at the outfield position. He could be a cheap source of speed.