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Source: Mets had little interest in Chris Young

Chris Young delivers a pitch in the first

Chris Young delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves. (Sept. 29, 2012) Credit: AP

The Mets may be faced with calling up Aaron Laffey to plug another hole in the starting rotation.

But a source said that the Mets had little interest in a reunion with righthander Chris Young, who had been available until Thursday afternoon, when he signed a minor league deal with the Nationals. While the Mets discussed the idea, the source said club stopped short of making an offer.

Young, 33, went 5-9 with a 3.76 ERA while spending the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Mets. Young pitched well in spring training for the National. But he exercised an out clause in his contract when he fell just short of earning a place in the starting rotation. Young hoped to find a spot in another major league rotation.

The Mets will likely call up Laffey on Sunday to start in place of the injured Shaun Marcum, who was scheduled to be examined by doctors on Thursday. Marcum is dealing with discomfort in his shoulder and neck.

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