Source: Chris Young, Mets close

Updated: January 17, 2011, 5:15 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Mets are closing in on a deal with free-agent right-hander Chris Young, a source within the organization told ESPNNewYork.com.

Young, 31, made three September starts for the San Diego Padres last season, after missing most of the season with a strained right shoulder.

The deal will not be completed until the Mets are satisfied with Young's physical.

Young's addition would give the Mets a probable five-man rotation to open the season of Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, ...

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