Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 10/31/14
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Part II of the Chris Young experiment may be nearing launch as the 32-year-old is reportedly scheduled to  begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A St. Lucie.


#bbpBox_199153342524571648 a { text-decoration:none; color:#000000; }#bbpBox_199153342524571648 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Chris Young will make his first rehab start Thurs. team hoping for late May return to bigs. #Mets about 1 hour ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @KBurkhardtSNY Kevin Burkhardt

The 6’10″ righty tossed a simulated game this past Monday but was held from making a rehab appearance this weekend.  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:

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Despite a need at the major league level with Mike Pelfrey lost to season-ending Tommy John surgery, team officials do not want to hurry Young back from May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.

Young’s fastball sat at 85 mph in the simulated game, which can use getting a shade higher before facing minor league batters in a formal game.”

With Chris Schwinden failing to give the Mets a shot at winning in either of his two starts while replacing Pelfrey (8 IP, 13 H, 10 ER, 11.25 ERA) the team will now give Miguel Batista a start on Tuesday and hope the veteran can at least keep things competitive until Young is ready to return.

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