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The Mets are once again considering releasing outfielder Chris Young and promoting Triple-A outfielder Matt den Dekker (Rubin, Aug. 8).

The Mets had thought about waiting until when rosters expand on Sept. 1 to promote den Dekker, who is hitting a Pacific Coast League best .334.  They now may bring him up earlier and replace the struggling Young. The plan is for den Dekker to play left field full-time when if/when he returns.

Young is on a one-year deal and is owed $2 million on his one-year $7.25 million contract. He is hitting .206 with a .253 on base average and a .346 slugging percentage.

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