The Yankees have signed former Mets outfielder Chris Young to a minor league deal, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Young will spend a few days in Triple-A Scranton, and is almost certain to be added to the Yankees' 40-man roster and brought up to the big leagues as a September call-up on September 1.
Young was released by the Mets on August 16 after batting .205 with just eight homeruns. He was in his first season with the Mets after signing a one-year, $7.25-million contract over the winter.
A right-handed bat, Young can give the Yankees another option off of the bench in September, and will be able to give the 40-year-old Ichiro Suzuki some more time off here and there.
The Yankees aren't losing anything with this signing, so I don't see any problem with it.