The Mets placed Chris Young on the disabled list Thursday with a quad strain, a day after he lasted just a half an inning in the field before being pulled from the game.
“I don’t think it’s anything severe,” manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York. “I do believe he caught it in time. He just said it grabbed on him. I mean, he could jog off the field. He didn’t have to come out immediately. So I don’t think it’s going to last more than that.”
Chris Young strained the quad over the weekend in Montreal. He missed Opening Day and tried to come back in game 2.
“It’s like a bad dream,” Young said after Wednesday night’s game.
As far as who will replace him on the roster, the Mets do not have to do anything, yet. Wilmer Flores had replaced Daniel Murphy, who was on paternity leave but is due back today. Flores will just remain on the roster until Sunday, when Jonathon Niese has to be activated.
The winner here is Andrew Brown, who was due to be demoted when Niese came back. But with Young gone, Brown will stick around for a while. He homered in Young’s place on Opening Day.