Saturday August 9th, 2014

The Mets have designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment, the team announced after Friday night's 5-4 win in Philadelphia.

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Young signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal with the Mets in November, but the 30-year-old hit only .205 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 88 games this season.

New York recalled Matt den Dekker to replace Young on the 25-man roster.

The Mets, who had lost four of five entering Friday, designated Bobby Abreu for assignment on Monday.

Young has 152 career home runs in nine big league seasons — seven with the Diamondbacks, one with the A's and one with the Mets. He was also a 2010 National League All-Star.

- Chris Mascaro

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