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Reports: Mets close to signing RHP Young

The Mets could be on the verge of signing free-agent righthander Chris Young, according to several reports.

Young, 31, missed most of last season with San Diego due to a strained right shoulder. The Padres declined Young's $8.5 million option for 2011. 

Young was in the last year of a four-year contract for $14.5 million.

In seven seasons with the Rangers and Padres, Young had a 48-34 record and 3.80 ERA.

Young has ties to Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta from their tenure with the Padres.

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