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Mets add Eric Young Jr.

New York sent cash considerations to Atlanta in the deal.

New York added outfield depth on Saturday afternoon. The club announced it acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations. He will be sent to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Young, 30, received an opportunity with the Braves but struggled offensively. Over 35 games with Atlanta, he posted a .169/.229/.273 batting line and drove in five runs. He also stole seven bases.

While he did not have a notable amount of success with the Braves, he was a bit more productive after being sent to Triple-A. Over 67 Triple-A contests, he batted .248/.349/.312 in addition to one home run and 27 RBIs. Young is a career .248 hitter and spent time within the Mets' organization throughout 2013 and 2014.

Young can play all three outfield positions and as a result gives the Mets additional bench help moving forward. He is likely a candidate to be promoted once rosters expand in September.