The New York Mets are getting close to a minor league deal with veteran starting pitcher Chris Young, according to The Star-Ledger.
Young, 32, underwent a shoulder procedure in May, and it is unknown when he will be able to return to the mound. It is the same procedure that teammate Johan Santana underwent in 2010 which forced him to miss the entirety of 2011.
Young has had issues staying healthy for the past several seasons. From 2006-2008, the six-foot-ten hurler started at least 30 games and posted an ERA below 3.46. Since the 2008 season, however, he has only made 22 starts.
Last year Young was sharp in his first four starts for the Mets before injury. In 24 innings pitched, he posted a 1-0 record with a 1.88 ERA.