The Rockies have designated 28-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Eric Young Jr. for assignment. Young played in 57 games for the Rockies this year and he was 40 for 165 (.242 avg, .641 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Young played in 313 games in his five years with the Rockies and he was 200 for 766 (.261 avg, .671 OPS) with 125 runs scored, 6 homers, 40 RBIs and 70 stolen bases. Young is #8 in Rockies’ history in stolen bases with 70 of them. The Rockies should look to deal Young in the next few days, because I don’t think he will clear waivers. Young won’t have too hard of a time finding a new team if he clears waivers.
UPDATE: (6/19/2013) – The Rockies have dealt Eric Young to the New York Mets for 26-year old righty starting pitcher Collin McHugh. McHugh pitched in 3 games (1 start) for the Mets earlier this year and he was 0-1 with a 10.29 ERA and a 2.14 WHIP. He also pitched in 9 games (all starts) in AAA-ball this year and he was 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. McHugh has now pitched in 11 games (5 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 0-5 with a 8.26 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. McHugh came into this season as the Mets’ #24 prospect according to Baseball America, so he might benefit from a chance of scenery.