Chris Young may have just 1 week left before Mets pull plug
WASHINGTON — Chris Young
escaped receiving a pink slip earlier this week, but the Mets still may unload the underperforming outfielder.
was designated for assignment Monday, at which time there were indications the Mets would revisit Young’s situation in the ensuing 7-10 days, according to an industry source.
Releasing Young would put the Mets in position to promote Matt den Dekke
r from Triple-A Las Vegas to see if he can handle playing on a regular basis in the majors before September call-ups.
Den Dekker entered Wednesday leading the Pacific Coast League with a .331 batting average.
, who went 0-for-3 in Wednesday’s 7-1 loss to the Nationals, was promoted to replace Abreu because the Mets wanted a player comfortable coming off the bench. Den Dekker is viewed as more of an everyday option.
Young, who signed a one-year deal worth $7.25 million with the Mets last offseason, is batting .206 with eight homers and 28 RBIs after flying out in the ninth as a pinch hitter for Nieuwenhuis.