NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hits just keep on coming.
The Mets have placed outfielder Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a tight right quad and have activated second baseman Daniel Murphy from the paternity leave list.
Young was scratched from the starting lineup on opening day with a right quadriceps strain, though the injury was thought to be minor at the time. He was available to pinch-hit, but didn’t get an at-bat. Andrew Brown played left field in Young’s absence.
The veteran made his Mets debut on Wednesday, but he didn’t even last an inning. He was removed after chasing a fly ball down the left-field line. Hitting fifth in the lineup, he never got up to the plate.
“It’s like a bad dream, man,” he told reporters on Wednesday night. “It’s the last way you want to come with a new team. I feel terrible about it. At the same time, you can’t control it.”
General manager Sandy Alderson signed Young to a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason. The 30-year-old was impressive in spring training, batting .310 (18-for-58) with a homer, eight doubles, six RBIs and three stolen bases.
Eric Young, Jr. will play left field and lead off in the series finale against the Nationals on Thursday.
On Wednesday, New York placed closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. The club also called up reliever Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A and outrighted right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid.
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