Mets to sign OF Chris Young to one-year deal

The Mets and free-agent OF Chris Young have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal…

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Well, ordinarily I would be totally fine with signing this player. But, at $7 million-plus, given yesterday’s report from John Harper, this may mean the Mets have just only around $20 million or so to spend the rest of this winter. And, given the prices out there, that’s not going to buy a whole lot… I’m starting to worry about the direction of this off-season, despite all their talk of spending and multiple acquisitions and improving the roster. We’ll see…

10:00 am: Young’s deal is worth $7.25 million for one year (Olney).

9:31 am: Young’s physical will not take place until next week (Rubin), meaning a roster move can wait until after the deal is officially announced.

7:56 am: The Mets and Young have agreed to a deal, pending a physical (Heyman).

He’s a career .235 hitter with a .315 OBP over nearly 1,000 games, almost all of them in centerfield for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His best season came in 2010, where he hit .257/.341/.452 with 27 home runs, 91 RBI and 28 stolen bases.

He made $8.5 million last season.

The Mets will have to make a 40-man roster move to add Young to the team – their 40-man roster is currently full.