Chris Young Left Game With Leg Cramp

chris youngMets outfielder Chris Young left Monday’s game in the eighth inning with a cramp in his left calf, the Mets announced.

“I felt it a few steps out of the box and tried to kind of push through it and it seemed like it went away,” Young told reporters.

“I think I made the right decision coming out of the game, for sure, just to try to catch it before anything went wrong. So hopefully with the ice and some rest tonight I show up tomorrow and it feels normal.”

Young was signed to a one year deal worth $7.25 million for this season and is batting is batting .202 with 8 home runs and 27 RBI in 75 games.

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  • IndianaMet

    Let’s get him on the 60 day DL to make sure he’s 100 pct.

  • dave27a

    I would never wish injury on anyone…especially since it’s not really even Chris Young’s fault that this is what it’s going to take to get him out of the lineup and hopefully off the 25-man roster.

  • Will Platin

    We just finished watching a whole month in which players cramp up and keep running over 120 yards (the World Cup) but this guy can’t even run 90 feet without having to come out of the game? He’s laughing all the way to the bank with that 7.25 mil…

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    The worst player $7.25 million could buy…

  • Destry

    Well, ladies and gentleman. Its time to unload. I’ve wanted us to sign Murphy to an extension, but we are years away from contention. We might as well trade Murphy along with Colon, Dice-K, CY, Abreu, and Gee. Then next year at this time, we can trade Niese, Granderson, EY2, Tejada, Duda, Parnell, & Mejia when were out of it.

  • Peter S

    Sure would love to see that cramp turn into a long DL stint.

  • SinHalo27

    Recommending surgery- RIGHT NOW!

  • Metjorge

    That’s a lot of junk to unload. It is like having crap in your garage that is useless, but at the same time you are unwilling to throw away or give it out for free. And no one is willing to give you any money for it.

  • DejaVu

    Then again Dan Uggla made 13 Mil this year and put up about half the production CY did. So, yeah, it can always be worse.

  • The Godfather

    And to think that Sandy signed this guy very early in the free agency process. He didn’t even give any thought to waiting for others to fall into their laps ala Nelson Cruz. Assuming they were out of contention, what would Cruz net you right now if you’d signed him for one year and traded him to a contender? He’ll be asking for a boat load next year and Sandy will of course look for his next Chris Young!

  • mad met

    DL please

  • SinHalo27

    Cruz may have netted us a .500 record and legit WC contention!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Assuming they would have fallen into our lap. Cruz was never coming here.

  • SinHalo27

    This sounds terminal, they should put him down right away.

  • MK_NYC

    Two words: Carl Pavano.

  • Metjorge

    Can they inject something to make it worse? Maybe recover some of that salary in insurance money. Forgive me God.

  • CJM

    When WC players cramp up, they step off the field and their team plays a man short while the trainers work on the player’s cramp. Not like the Mets can call timeout and have the trainer work on Chris Young’s cramp before he goes back out there. Of all the things to complain about, this isn’t one. of them.

  • Metjorge

    Yep. Since we are one hitter away right?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Can we trade pitching yet? Get on the phone Sandy. And I’m talking about prospects too.

  • sisk is a risk

    Sandy was playing Roulette when he signed this guy. Sometimes you sign a guy coming of a bad season and the player turns it around; lightning in a bottle perhaps. Omar would do that also, picking up players who were coming off of down years. It just didnt work in the end. Sandy bet on black and got red. But kind of curious, because Sandy doesnt really gamble much at all. You have to wonder what was his thinking behind the Young signing.

    They had to keep playing this guy. He would have never released him. The whole year he was hoping the guy would finally turn it around. It just never panned out.

  • Tommy Med

    1 Young down….1 to go.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I think it’s clear his thinking was that the price tag on outfielders was way too high and the Mets needed to sign SOMEONE. Ironically, not only did he sign someone, but they now carry more outfielders than they have room for.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ah. Cheering and hoping for injuries. A fine showing for Mets fans all around. Well done everyone.

  • Hodges14

    Not sure a leg cramp is an injury but agree. Mets fans should not be rooting for CY to be injured. They should be rooting for Alderson to admit it was a horrible signing and release him.

  • Hodges14

    Funny thing is, the Braves and Yankees didn’t let either bad contract cripple their franchise.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Get a lot of cramps behind your keyboard?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Dan Uggla was productive for them the entire time he was on the team until this year. If Chris Young was even somewhat useful, you could live with it.

  • SinHalo27

    probably more than that

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments
  • Hodges14

    You can make any trade you want as long as it doesn’t involve trading anyone in the franchise who is under 30 years old or named David Wright as long as the result isn’t an increase in payroll.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Uggla put up half the production of CY? Haha. Do you actually know Uggla’s numbers? You could live with CY if he was hitting 22-36 home runs.

  • Hodges14

    Uggla batted .179 last year, with 171 Ks. It’s hard to almost match your batting average with your Ks

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Yeah, see, that’s not going to work. That includes Niese and Gee?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    How many home runs and RBI? The Braves didn’t seem to mind.

  • Eric Raffle

    On the Never Ending CRUZ crying: a Legitimate RH power hitter on a one year PROVE IT deal is NEVER signing up for a year at Citi Field unless it’s the only option. It’s not a place for a RH hitter to show power—and it’s a very big OF for a BAT ONLY guy like CRUZ—it would demonstrate all of his limitations in Spades…he’d never sign a short deal here.

  • CJM

    The Braves did mind. That’s why they left him off their playoff roster.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Hodges,

    Agree 100 percent. My immediate reaction was probably like the rest of us – a humorous little joke about that being one way to get CY out of the lineup but that I didn’t want it for that reason.

    I don’t know the man so I do not know how he is taking all the public criticism of him and the signing. If he is into himself and oblivious, then he probably looks at it as part of the job and he is being paid well and thinking where his next pay check might be in 2015. If he is sensitive like you, I and others, then no amount of money in the world is offsetting 2014 from being anything to be happy about and the words he hears has to be humiliating to his pride and self-respect – on top of having to deal with being a .200 hitter and that he is an athlete dying young (no pun intended).

  • Lotus1209

    Oh Good. He left his game at Chase Field around 4 years ago as well.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    In a short series, that makes sense. They didn’t leave him off in 2012. But comparing CY to Uggla does not make sense. If CY was hitting 20 home runs and driving in 80 runs, you could live with him batting in the .200s.

  • DejaVu

    Yes. Thats why I posted it.
    Uggla – .162 2HR 10RBI
    Young – .208 8HR 27RBI

  • Lotus1209

    So you would trade Niese and Gee after two back to back starts? Gee I would give until the end of the season to up his trade value and trade him in the offseason along with another pitching prospect like Montero to get a big bat. The Deadline always spikes up prices of players so I’d rather just sell Colon and Murphy now while their values are at their highest. Niese shouldnt be traded until Matz is ready IMO.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ah. You said this year. Missed that. Haha. But overall he put up numbers you could live with despite the low BA.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’m saying I’m willing to trade players. It’s not because of Niese’s and Gee’s recent starts.

  • Lotus1209

    Oh I think we’re all willing to trade players if the right offer comes along… it’s what we’ve been used to since Sandy got here

  • DejaVu

    Right. I’m not comparing prior years. I’m just saying Uggla is the bigger waste of money THIS year. Neither Uggla or CY are desireable.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Sorry! Haven’t had coffee yet! I should never come on MMO until I’ve had at least two cups.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    If guys are actively rooting for CY to be hurt, I hope he plays every game the rest of the year.

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    The numbers support this. Uggla was productive on some level as recently as 2012. Chris Young not so much. I was hoping some sense of pride would drive CY this year, but that’s doesn’t seem to be the case…

  • sperry

    Ok does Chris Young actually believe he needs to ice it up so he can be ready for tomorrow? No way anyone hitting .202 can truly think he’s helping the team win.

  • Hodges14

    Every day you keep Niese you risk another trip to the DL killing his trade value.

  • Hodges14

    I’d like a bit of a change in that the return the Mets receive should help the major league team.

  • ifti99

    Not Chris Young! How can we win 90 games without him?

  • ifti99

    I don’t think anyone really wants him to be hurt. Most of us just want him off the team, or at least out of the lineup.

  • Hodges14

    44-19 the rest of the way.

  • Hodges14

    Off the team and he can take the other Young with him.

  • Hodges14

    .202 is better than he hit last year and that effort earned him a $7.25M contract with the Mets. Not sure it’s fair to expect him to do more than he did last year just because he’s now on the Mets’ roster.

  • Destry

    I cant fathom why people don’t understand this. The week before he signed the deal with Baltimore, he was asking for $65mil from Sandy to play for the Mets. He would’ve been on the DL in May if he had to play the field everyday. Jose Abreu wasn’t signing with an NL team either.

  • Frank Francisco

    Not only does he suck, he also can’t stay healthy. Unbelievable. Just release him already. Only the Mets would drag this on this long.

  • DejaVu

    LOL. No worries. Yeah…same here on some days myself.

  • tacknaf

    so he’s getting a raise next year naturally

  • NewYorkMammoths
  • Emmanuel

    disturbing to say the least

  • Fast Eddie

    Seems only fitting that he would leave the game with a cramp…since he has given all of us cramps watching him play this year…

  • The Godfather

    I’m sure Baltimore thought the same thing!

  • JoDee111

    He was thinking he wasn’t going more than one year, that 7.5 was a lot but didn’t impact the future, that he needed to be seen to be doing something, that it would block talk of Cruz, etc. and that if he did catch lightning in a bottle he could flip him for prospects ala Byrd.

  • sal martinella

    and what did the braves do? they ate the contract. 18 mil owed through this season & next. you know why? because they are a winning organization, & have the fortitude to move on from their mistakes.

  • mad met

    I was happy with marlin bryd

  • Lotus1209

    I’d take that chance until 2015 actually

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Disagree. He probably wanted Young to be lightning in a bottle, but no way was anyone giving Cruz the $65M he wanted in November. And no one did. That’s how he ended up where he did. Sandy isn’t the only one who scoffed at that price. Ellsbury and Choo weren’t in the cards.

    The Wilpons don’t even have the money it takes to sign those guys.

  • QueensRussell

    Poster Child for 2014 Mets!

  • Met Fan 4 Life

    Maybe he can finish out the season in the sauna on the DL. 60 games should about do it.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Take it Easy Chris. Don’t rush your recovery, you know these calf injuries can be tricky. In fact, why don’t you take the rest of the season off.

  • CJM

    I agree the comparison isn’t great. Uggla was much better in 2012 than last year though. He’s been trash the last year and a half now. But not as bad as CY. At least they only gave CY a one year deal.

  • metstastic

    Guys are rooting for CY to be hurt because the Mets refuse to release him..

    If the Braves can release Uggla who is still owed $18.5M.. Why can’t the Mets release CY who is probably owed $4-5M the rest of the year??? The Mets just has a problem with releasing players. That is the most frustrating part.

  • Tired_OF_FakeRumors

    Not only does he suck, he also CAN stay healthy***

  • Andrew Herbst

    Don’t rush back CY. Take your time.

  • Mikey

    Well the good news is he can just take the Ice he had on his Bat and put it on his leg!

  • Nmartz

    Ok, lets release him

  • DejaVu

    And, yes. You are 100% correct.

  • Nmartz

    What a heartbreaking news 🙁

  • Len

    I swear – I think he’s devious enough to realize he wasn’t hustling when the infielder bobbled his ground ball, so instead of taking the criticisms like a man, he suddenly went “Owie, my leg cramp!” This guy is a bust. Another to add to a long list of busts.

  • Len

    I’ve been a loyal, die hard Mets fan since 1967 – I can gripe any way I want. And this 2014 team is making stable people unstable!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You certainly can root for players to be injured. That’s totally your right. It makes you a jerk. But you’re still allowed to do it.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    #AdditionbySubtraction

  • Flatbush0460

    Amputation?

  • Flatbush0460

    I say $10 million should suffice. Will Sandy bite?

  • JoMama

    He’s hitting .199, or below the Mendoza AND making a cool $7.5M. He has a nice life, I just don’t want any part of it. #releasechrisyoung

  • Len

    Thanks Judge Judy.