Colorado Rockies Rumors: New York Mets Interested In Eric Young Jr.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the New York Mets appear to have a keen interest in Colorado Rockies utility man Eric Young Jr. Troy Renck of the Denver Post corroborates the rumor, noting the Rockies nearly traded Young to the Seattle Mariners during the Winter Meetings.

The third-year Eric Young Jr. played all over the field for the Rockies in 2011, logging multiple games at second base, left field, center field and right field. Young stole 27 bases in just 229 plate appearances, while also hitting .247/.342/.298.

In 275 plate appearances with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, Young hit an impressive .363/.454/.552 while splitting time with the major and minor league club.

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