Posted November 22, 2013

Mets reportedly sign outfielder Chris Young to 1-year, $7.25 million deal

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Chris Young had a career-worst season at the plate for the A's. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Chris Young produced career-worst numbers at the plate for the A’s in 2013. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Mets have agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Young, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

ESPN’s Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick report the deal will pay Young $7.25 million.

Other media members have since confirmed the signing that is pending a physical.

Ken Rosenthal reports the Mets might not be done looking at free-agent outfielders, particularly slugger Nelson Cruz. The Mets reportedly also have interest in Curtis Granderson and Jhonny Peralta, as well as, second-baseman Robinson Cano.

Young, 30, entered the free-agent market after the A’s declined their $11 million team option earlier this month.

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He hit .200 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI — his worst production in eight major-league seasons — in 107 games with the A’s last season. Young’s best season was 2010, when he hit .257 with 27 home runs and 91 RBI — good enough for selection to the  National League All-Star roster. He has averaged .235 and has hit 144 home runs and 448 RBI in terms with the Diamondbacks (2006-2012) and A’s (2013).


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