Mets Nearing Deal With Chris Young (The Pitcher)

SAN DIEGO CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Starting Pitcher Chris Young #32 of the San Diego Padres throws from the mound against the Cincinnati Reds during their MLB game on September 24 2010 at PETCO Park in San Diego California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Adam Rubin says the Mets are closing in on a deal with RHP Chris Young.

Young will be 32 in May and hasn't had a decent season since 2007. Here are some stats, courtesy of Fangraphs.

Season Team Age IP ERA FIP xFIP BABIP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 GB% WAR SwStr%
2004 Rangers 25 36.1 4.71 5.06 4.66 0.278 6.69 2.48 1.73 32.70% 0.5 7.80%
2005 Rangers 26 164.2 4.26 3.80 4.35 0.304 7.49 2.46 1.04 32.70% 3.7 9.70%
2006 Padres 27 179.1 3.46 4.60 4.62 0.237 8.23 3.46 1.41 25.40% 1.2 9.90%
2007 Padres 28 173.0 3.12 3.43 4.60 0.252 8.69 3.75 0.52 29.10% 3.4 11.60%
2008 Padres 29 102.1 3.96 4.40 4.75 0.266 8.18 4.22 1.14 21.70% 0.6 9.60%
2009 Padres 30 76.0 5.21 5.49 5.59 0.261 5.92 4.74 1.42 30.20% -0.5 7.50%
2010 Padres 31 20.0 0.90 3.88 5.28 0.179 6.75 4.95 0.45 29.10% 0.2 8.10%

Update: Andy Martino says that nothing is imminent. Stay tuned.

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