Eric Young Jr. scratched from lineup, headed to hospital for X-rays after ball ricocheted in batting cage and hit right eye.
Newark Star-Ledger "As the Mets took batting practice this morning at their facility here, outfield coach Tom Goodwin began to yell at Eric Young Jr. "The champ is here," he screamed. That would be Young, the National League's leader in stolen bases last season. And it's clear, not just from boasting coaches, that..." February 15
Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets’ list of arbitration-eligible players dwindled to four as the club and outfielder Eric Young Jr. agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person requested anonymity to speak freely on the matter. Young, a..." January 17
New York Post "Eric Young Jr. was forced out of yesterday’s game with pain in his right knee an alarming and unfortunate development for the Mets’ leadoff hitter. Young went 1-for-2 with an infield single in the Mets’ 7-4 win over the Braves before leaving after the third inning. The speedy left fielder hurt..." July 26
MLB.com "Had he not simply been a fan of his father's big league teams, Eric Young, Jr. would have grown up a Mets fan. Raised in Piscataway, N.J., Young still has family in the area and travels there often. "I definitely still go back and visit on holidays, so pretty much the whole state has been..." June 19
Denver Post "The third time Eric Young Jr. beat out a groundball to shortstop last week, the conclusion was impossible to escape. He needs to be in the lineup, not a fascinating bench ornament. A year ago, Young was fighting to make the team. Now, it's hard to see how the Rockies are better without him..." March 17
Denver Post "Forget the NFL scouting combine. Or the base paths. There's one way to find out how fast Eric Young Jr. is once and for all. Before Thursday's game at Salt River Fields, defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski will do a lap around the field. Who you got? "I can keep up with it for a second or..." February 28