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Mets Designate OF Chris Young For Assignment

Chris Young (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Mets designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment on Friday night.

Signed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason, Young has struggled with the Mets. He hit .205 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 88 games.

Young was batting .148 in his last nine games and hadn’t homered since July 12.

To replace Young, New York called up Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Den Dekker has appeared in 17 games with the Mets this season, batting .156. He will compete with Kirk Nieuwenhuis for playing time in left field.

Nieuwenhuis started in left in New York’s 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night, going 1-for-4.

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