TC meets with outfielders about 'rotation'

DENVER -- While Eric Young Jr. has been out of the starting lineup both days since Juan Lagares has returned from the disabled list, Mets manager Terry Collins described his playing-time plan as a "rotation" when he met with the four primary outfielders Thursday.

Eric Young Jr.

Eric Young Jr.

#22 LF
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM25
  • HR0

  • RBI4

  • R20

  • OBP.321

  • AVG.215

"He brought us all in yesterday and said he's going to do a rotation -- some days some guys will be in there, some days you won't," E.Y. Jr. said. "My perspective on it is those aren't my decisions. It's up to the manager and the front office. All I can do is be ready when my name is called between the lines, whether it's starting or coming off the bench. Being in the major leagues, it really doesn't matter how you get in there. You just want to make sure you contribute when you can."

Asked if sitting two days in a row might mean it's less of a rotation and more of him as the fourth outfielder, E.Y. Jr. added: "You never know what can happen through the course of the season. But, like I said, why worry about something that I can't control? All that's going to do is cloud my mind when I need to really focus on what I can do between the lines."