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Mets officially sign Chris Young

San Diego's Chris Young pitching against the Mets

San Diego's Chris Young pitching against the Mets at Shea Stadium. (Aug. 5, 2008) Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill

The Mets officially announced the signing of righthander Chris Young on Thursday. Young will get $1.1 million as a base salary.

The former All-Star went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in four starts last season for the San Diego Padres. Young has been injury-prone over the last three seasons, missing time with right arm trouble.

“Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year,” said Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in a statement.  “We were together in San Diego when he was one of the most dominating pitchers in the league and we feel he’s  good fit for Citi Field.”

Young, 31, is an imposing figure on the mound at 6-10 and 270 pounds. He has a career 48-34 record with a 3.80 ERA in 135 career starts for the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres.

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