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Young delayed, Boyer out

Chris Young's next start will be delayed two days because of biceps tendinitis, the team announced. Rather than pitch Friday in Atlanta, Young gets Sunday's start instead.

The Mets needed a spot starter in Atlanta anyway because they have six games in five days thanks to Tuesday's rainout. But using the spot starter Friday eliminates Dillon Gee as a candidate, since he started Tuesday for Buffalo. Boof Bonser is injured with a forearm strain, leaving Jenrry Mejia and Pat Misch as the other credible members of the Triple-A rotation.

The best route, however, may be to use already designated spot starter D.J. Carrasco.

Meanwhile, Blaine Boyer cleared waivers but chose free agency rather than report to Buffalo.