Chris Young Placed On DL

Mets pitcher Chris Young has been placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.

That didn’t take long, did it?

Pat Misch has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take Young’s spot on the 25-man roster.

Was it really only a few days ago that I stated this?

There has never been much question as to whether Chris Young could be a dominating starter. The question is how long he can keep it up before he breaks down. So far, so good — if he can stay healthy enough to make 20-25 starts, it would be tremendous.

I didn’t mean to jinx him … though, I don’t really believe I have that kind of power. With Young’s mechanics, he’s going to break down eternally.

As for Young’s injury, I conferred with a biomechanics expert / kiniesiology scientist about it and will be posting more information shortly.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Joe April 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    Is this to have an extra man for the weekend or is he taking the spot in the rotation when in comes up again? On that front, Gee is the better option given past experience.
    • Joe April 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm
      I see the matter is addressed in part by Adam Rubin. If only we had Boof Bonser, all will be okay!
  2. Kenny April 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I like the part where the Mets whined about having to play another doubleheader. Apparently Sandy’s horrible bullpen should be the problem of the Atlanta front office. Of course you will notice that Sandy didn’t do the whining. He sent Ricco to do his dirty work. After all it wouldn’t look good to have an MLB employee (Sandy) whining to the MLB offices. Might blow Bud’s cover.
  3. xDanTanna April 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    This had to be expected at some point, even though you hoped and crossed your fingers it would not. This is the result more times than not when you sign + rely on injury prone players. Not that it can’t happen if you sign a healthy player, but your asking for trouble when you continue to go down the path the Mets have in recent years. The interesting aspect is I heard a report the Mets will not be giving Young an MRI here & Young was quoted as saying I don’t want one. Crazy!