Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:36:31 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calves), SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) and OF Eric Young Jr. (side) are all expected to play Tuesday, March 4.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 06:56:25 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (side) is expected to have a full day of baseball activity, including taking batting practice Saturday, March 1.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:03:17 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (side) was able to participate in full baseball activities Friday, Feb. 28, and was encouraged with the results. Young hopes to play in a spring training game in the next few days.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:25:05 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (side) might be held out of spring games through the weekend due to an injured side muscle. "I asked about Saturday. They actually want to see him on a field a couple of days before we put him in a game. So Sunday would be the earliest, probably. And, if not, Monday or Tuesday," manager Terry Collins said.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:19:30 -0800
New York Mets OF Chris B. Young made it clear that he prefers to play center field. If OF Juan Lagares is the starter in center, it would likely push Young to left field. If OF Eric Young Jr. isn't the team's leadoff hitter, SS Ruben Tejada and Young are alternatives.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:06:28 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. said he would love nothing more than to hit leadoff for the team this season, but he knows he needs to raise his on-base percentage in order to do so. Young was ranked dead last in 2013 among National League hitters with at least 325 plate appearances in the leadoff spot in terms of OBP (.318). Young's at-bats will likely come at the expense of OF Juan Lagares.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:31:58 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said OF Curtis Granderson won't be asked to play center field this year. OF Juan Lagares will start the opener in spring training, but he'll have to earn the job. The team will go with the best three offensive weapons in the outfield, meaning OFs Eric Young Jr. and Chris B. Young could also be options.
Fantasy Tip: ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin is suggesting that Eric Young is likely to be the biggest beneficiary of playing time in the outfield over Lagares, if he can improve his on-base percentage. Granderson and Chris Young are expected to fill the corner outfield spots.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:09:25 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. is the club's top candidate to hit leadoff in 2014, according to manager Terry Collins. However, Collins acknowledges that "anything is possible" in spring training. Young's presence in the lineup will likely come at the expense of OF Juan Lagares, and Young could also chip away at OF Chris B. Young's playing time against right-handers. Chris Young is a career .255 hitter against righties and .262 against lefties.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:46:12 -0800
The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with OF Eric Young Jr. by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.85 million.
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.