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Mets outright Danny Muno to Vegas, open 40-man roster spot for Eric Young Jr.

The utility infielder loses his roster spot to the speedster.

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The Mets have outrighted infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Young Jr. The 26-year-old Muno played in 17 games with the Mets earlier this season and hit just .148/.258/.185 in 32 plate appearances with the team. He had been playing in Las Vegas before he was outrighted.

Eric Young Jr., who the Mets acquired from the Atlanta Braves on August 22 for cash considerations, is set to be added to the 40-man roster and promoted to the big leagues. After the trade, he reported to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he hit .261/.370/.348 in 27 plate appearances with three stolen bases. The switch-hitting outfielder began the season as the Braves' center fielder but went on to hit .169/.229/.273 before Atlanta sent him to the minors.

With the Mets lacking speed on the bases, Young will most likely be utilized in a pinch-running role. This will be Young's second stint with the Mets. The Mets traded Collin McHugh to the Rockies for Young during the 2013 season. He remained with the Mets through the end of the 2014 season. He stole plenty of bases over that span but didn't hit well.