Eric Young Jr. returned to the Mets line-up on Monday in St. Louis and didn’t have any issues with the strained right hamstring that had sent him to the disabled list.
“I was able to sprint out a couple of things today and everything felt good on the leg,” Young tells Adam Rubin of ESPN NY.
Young, batted in the ninth hole, with Jacob deGrom ahead of him, had an infield single in the second inning, struck out with the bases loaded in the fourth and finbished the game 1 for 4. While in left field, Young did throw out Allen Craig, who was attempting to score from second base on a single.
“I was just happy to be in the lineup,” Young said. “Obviously being out for about three weeks there, I was just glad to see my name in there. It didn’t matter what spot.”
The Mets announced that they have activated outfielder Eric Young, Jr. from the Disabled List and optioned Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (AAA).
Young went 1-for-13 with a stolen base during four rehab games between St. Lucie and Binghamton.
Meanwhile Brown batted .176 in nine games during his second stint with the Mets with one home run and two RBI in 17 at-bats.
Young, who’s been on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring since May 25, was set to continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday night, but the game was postponed due to heavy rains. He’ll likely play in one of the games in today’s doubleheader.
The Mets will fly to St. Louis on Monday to begin a three game series against the Cardinals.
Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Eric Young Jr., who has been on the Mets’ disabled list since May 25 with a right hamstring strain, began a minor league rehabilitation assignment on Thursday afternoon for Class A St. Lucie.
Young started in left field in the first game of a doubleheader and was 1-for-4 with a walk for St. Lucie.