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Delwyn Young | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Nationals signed INF/OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract.
The deal does not include a spring training invite. Young, 30, played last season with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League and hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2010 as a member of the Pirates. He figures to serve as organizational depth. Mon, Jan 14, 2013 07:19:00 PM

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White Sox signed OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract.

Young posted a weak .244/.298/.387 batting line with 109 strikeouts and 30 walks in 480 plate appearances last season for the Phillies' Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley. He still has real problems with plate discipline and will struggle to climb to the major leagues with Chicago.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Delwyn Young slugged a three-run homer off of Minnesota's Joe Nathan on Sunday.

Fighting for a spot on Philadelphia's bench, Young is hitting .333 to go along with six RBI this spring. With Domonic Brown set to miss the beginning of the season with a broken hand, Young should make Philly's Opening Day roster.
Sun, Mar 13, 2011 04:51:00 PM

Phillies signed INF-OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract.

He'll receive an invite to major league spring training as part of the deal. Young, 28, batted .236/.286/.414 with seven home runs and 28 RBI over 207 plate appearances with the Pirates last season. While he has played both the infield and outfield, he's a poor defender just about anywhere.
Thu, Jan 6, 2011 12:28:00 PM

The Marlins are not in the mix for free agent utilityman Delwyn Young and haven't considered taking a chance on third baseman Joe Crede, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel.

Young was designated for assignment by the Pirates in mid-November and elected free agency after passing through waivers. He posted a pitiful .236 batting average and .286 on-base percentage over 191 at-bats in 2010. Crede is hoping for another chance after sitting out this past season.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 07:02:00 PM

The Brewers, Marlins and Phillies have shown interest thus far in free agent utilityman Delwyn Young.

The news comes via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Young was designated for assignment by the Pirates in mid-November and elected free agency after passing through waivers. He posted a pitiful .236 batting average and .286 on-base percentage over 191 at-bats in 2010, but he would make for fine organizational depth at a variety of positions.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 03:28:00 PM

Delwyn Young has elected to become a free agent.

The Bucs designated Young for assignment in mid-November after watching him bat .236 with a .286 on-base percentage over 191 at-bats. He's not a good defender and will probably have to settle for a minors deal.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010 03:57:00 PM

Pirates designated INF/OF Delwyn Young for assignment.

Young plays poor defense, but he does offer some versatility with experience at second base and both corner outfield spots. He hasn't been able to hit with consistency at the major league level, but he's not a slouch at the plate and should be able to find a utility job somewhere.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 10:13:00 PM

Making his first start of the season, Delwyn Young doubled twice and walked twice Thursday against the Dodgers.

Ryan Church is the Pirates' fourth outfielder, but the team is going to have to figure out a way to get Young some at-bats, too. He was the Pirates' best hitter this spring, finishing with a .283/.345/.642 line, six homers and 18 RBI in 53 at-bats, so maybe he should play over Lastings Milledge at times.
Thu, Apr 8, 2010 03:53:00 PM

Delwyn Young hit his fourth spring homer, a two-run shot off Clay Condrey, Thursday against the Twins.

Young has hit all of the homers in his last five games. His roster spot was in doubt at the beginning of the spring, but he looks pretty safe with the way he's performed. Perhaps that means that either Ramon Vazquez or Jeff Clement will go.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 04:20:00 PM

Delwyn Young went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI after entering Thursday's game against the Rays.

Young replaced Akinori Iwamura at second base midway through the game. He's also logging outfield time as he tries to make the Pirates as a reserve. While he spent much of the second half of last year as the Pirates' everyday second baseman, he's in a big fight to make the team this spring. He's 5-for-17 with eight RBI so far.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 05:05:00 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington indicated Thursday that Delwyn Young will work in a utility role next season.

Young picked up a good amount of starts at second base in '09 after Freddy Sanchez was dealt to the Giants. But the Bucs picked up Akinori Iwamura last week, pushing Young back into a utility role heading into next season. "We do still think he can be more than just a role player," Huntington said after the deal. "But for us, right now, he is a role player - and a very good one."
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 08:52:00 AM

Delwyn Young is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Young has been slowed by back trouble lately, but says that his back isn't currently an issue. Regardless, his absence from the lineup probably has something to do with the fact that he's gone 7-for-70 in his last 21 games. Luis Cruz got the start at second.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 04:51:00 PM

Delwyn Young, who has been battling back tightness since Monday, appeared as a pinch-hitter on Sunday.

He grounded out to the pitcher in his lone plate appearance and did not enter to play the field. Young may still be out of the starting lineup for a day or two more, but he should be back starting at some point this week. Those in NL-only leagues will probably want to stick with him.
Sun, Sep 20, 2009 04:33:00 PM

Delwyn Young remains out of Wednesday's lineup due to lower back tightness.

The Pirates have an off day Thursday, so it's possible that Young will be ready to return to action against the Padres on Friday. Ramon Vazquez gets the start at second base.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 02:57:00 PM

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2Jose Lobaton
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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Jeff Kobernus
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
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PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Craig Stammen
4Jerry Blevins
5Matt Thornton
6Aaron Barrett
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Blake Treinen
10Matt Grace
11Bruce Billings
12Heath Bell