The Mets’ list of arbitration-eligible players dwindled to four as the club and outfielder Eric Young Jr. agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person requested anonymity to speak freely on the matter.

Young, a Piscataway native, joined the Mets from the Rockies in a trade for pitcher Collin McHugh in June. The swift 28-year-old became the club’s leadoff man and an everyday player for the first time in his career.