Mets Injury Update: Eric Young's balky hamstring may require DL stint, Matt den Dekker on the way

Christopher Pasatieri

den Dekker spent time with the Mets in 2013, mostly roaming in center field while putting up a .207 batting average and a .546 OPS in 27 games.

According to Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.comEric Young Jr. will undergo an MRI to assess the injury to his right hamstring and will most likely have to spend time on the disabled list. Matt den Dekker has been dispatched from Triple-A Las Vegas to be with the Mets in case Young is shelved.

Young's right hamstring, which had been a problem of late, got worse during Saturday's 3–2 loss to the Diamondbacks when he stole second in the seventh inning. He did not play in either game of Sunday's doubleheader. Terry Collins explained, "His game is his legs, so I certainly didn't want to take a chance." Indeed, Young is near the top of the stolen bases leaderboard with seventeen on the season, and he has been nabbed only once. Young currently possesses a 78 OPS+ and has been part of a crowded outfield, sharing time with Chris Young, Juan Lagares, and Curtis Granderson.

In 171 at-bats as the 51s' center fielder this season, den Dekker is batting .269 with a .747 OPS, four home runs, and 26 RBI. He spent time with the Mets in 2013, playing mostly center field, and batted .207 with a .546 OPS, one home run, and six RBI.

A decision should come on Monday.

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