The New York Mets have placed starting pitcher Chris Young on the disabled list with shoulder soreness. The fact that the 31-year-old right-hander lasted all of four starts before having to be shut down by the Mets should come as no surprise.
Young’s last completely healthy major league season was 2007. Including his four starts this season, he has pitched in just 40 games since that season.
The news on Young, 1-0 with 1.88 ERA this season, does not sound encouraging. ESPN New York reported that Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson said there was concern that Young aggravated the same shoulder injury he suffered in 2009, the one that caused him to make just four starts a season ago.
“We’re not sure the extent of this injury,” Alderson said
Young signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Mets during the off-season. The team recalled pitcher Pat Misch to take Young’s spot on the roster.