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No momentum toward signing Chris Young

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Chris Young remains a free agent, but the Mets are not showing interest.

Despite the Mets losing Johan Santana for the season and Shaun Marcum getting examined today for a pain in his neck and shoulder, the Mets continue to refrain from pursuing Chris Young, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Young opted out with the Washington Nationals at the end of spring training after producing a 2.25 ERA in 16 Grapefruit League innings.

Jeremy Hefner has plugged into Santana's rotation spot, while Aaron Laffey is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas for Sunday's start against the Miami Marlins in place of Marcum.

UPDATE: Chris Young has signed a minor league deal with the Nationals.