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Mets place Eric Young Jr on 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain; Gee has setback

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Mets placed speedy outfielder Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day disabled Monday list because of a strained right hamstring.

Young said he had been feeling soreness in his leg for several days but felt a pull Saturday while stealing a base. He was held out of the Mets' doubleheader split against Arizona a day later and was placed on the DL, retroactive to May 25, before their game against Pittsburgh.

He said he's rather go on the DL now than risk an injury that would keep him out an extended period.

While Young was hitting just .220, he was a catalyst on the basepaths. He has 17 steals and has scored 28 runs in only 141 at-bats.

The Mets recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Also, manager Terry Collins said the Mets were being cautious with Dillon Gee when they held him out of a bullpen session Sunday. Out since May 14 with a strained right lat, Gee will be re-examined and then sent to Florida to continue he rehabilitation.

"He's not feeling as good as we hoped," manager Terry Collins said.

General manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday, Gee's target return date of June 5 was now unlikely.

Gee was 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in eight starts before being injured.

In the minors, top prospect Noah Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to May 22, because of a mild flexor-pronator strain in his right elbow. The flexor-pronator muscle is on the inside of the elbow, forearm area.

The Mets said the Triple-A Las Vegas ace will be brought to New York for an exam.

Syndergaard was acquired in a trade that sent 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. He is Baseball America's No. 6 righty pitching prospect and is expected to make his big league debut this year.

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