Bobby Abreu's comeback bid will continue with the Mets, who announced Monday that the 40-year-old has signed a minor-league deal. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Phillies released Abreu last week after he hit .244 in spring training and struggled in the field. The former Yankees outfielder hasn't played in the majors since 2012. CBSSports.com first reported that he was on the Mets' radar.
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"I've been working hard all spring getting ready for Opening Day," said Young, who did not play in the 9-7 loss to the Nationals. "And then you get to Opening Day and you're not going to be able to go out there with your teammates. That's tough on a player."
Young was injured in Saturday's exhibition finale against the Blue Jays in Montreal. The Mets have a day off Tuesday.
The injury was just the latest twist for manager Terry Collins, who has struggled to piece together a steady lineup,
Second baseman Daniel Murphy flew to Florida on Monday to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child, so Eric Young Jr. took his spot. Murphy should be back Wednesday.
Meanwhile, several members of the Mets reported to Citi Field with the flu, including first baseman Ike Davis. After finishing 0-for-2 with a walk, Davis said that an "illness-related" issue made him tardy for the game's first pitch. The Mets already had taken their positions on the field when Davis jogged out of the dugout.
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Said Alderson: "If a player is available to us later in the year and presuming we have some success to that point in the season, then yes, absolutely."