Mets not considering Chris Young for the rotation

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According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Sandy Alderson was in attendance for Chris Young’s start with the Nationals last night.

However, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets are not considering Young as an option for the starting rotation – they view Aaron Laffey as their next option for the rotation.

The Nationals granted Young his unconditional release today.

Young went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four starts with Washington this spring, having allowed four earned runs, seven walks, and two home runs while striking out nine in 16 innings.

In 20 starts with the Mets last season, Young, 33, went 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA, allowing 119 hits, 36 walks, and 16 home runs in 115 innings. He went 0-4 with a 3.93 ERA in eight starts in Citi Field, and went 4-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 12 starts on the road.