Heyman: Team To Use Defensive Whiz In Corner-Outfield Spot

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York Mets have agreed to terms on a one-year, $7.25 million contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.

The deal is pending a physical, Heyman reported.

Young, 30, batted .200 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs last season for the Oakland A’s. He’s a lifetime .235 hitter.

The Mets plan to use the defensively strong Young in a corner-outfield position, Heyman reported. Juan Lagares “will remain the starter” in center, according to CBSSports.com.

The team has also been linked to outfielders Curtis Granderson and Nelson Cruz this offseason.

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