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Chris Young | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 199
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees re-signed OF Chris Young to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
He will have the chance to earn more through incentives. Young was cut loose by the Mets in August after batting just .205/.283/.346, but he rediscovered his hitting stroke with the Yankees, putting up a .282/.354/.521 line with three homers over 23 games down the stretch. Although the 31-year-old's production has been going in the wrong direction for a few seasons now, he's worth a shot at a relatively modest price. Young figures to serve as a fourth outfielder, getting some starts mainly against left-handers. Nov 9 - 10:50 AM

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Chris Young's deal with the Yankees is for one year and $2.5 million, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

The deal also includes incentives that could drive the price higher, Olney said. The agreement is pending a physical. Young finished the 2014 season with the Yankees after he was released by the Mets in August.
Nov 8 - 7:39 PM

According to Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN, the Yankees and Chris Young have reached a deal on a new contract, pending a physical.

After being cut loose by the Mets, Young caught on with the Yankees this past season and hit .282/.354/.521 with three homers in the season's final month. It was obviously enough to make an impression on the club, as they maintained interest in bringing him back. Young will be in the mix for a corner outfield spot and maybe some time at designated hitter as well in 2015.
Nov 8 - 6:23 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees are interested in re-signing free agent outfielder Chris Young.

Heyman notes that the interest is mutual, and the two sides appear to be trying to work out a deal. Young performed well with the Yankees down the stretch, slashing .282/.354/.521 with three homers and 10 RBI in his 23 games. His propensity to swing for the fences and declining defensive skills both play well at Yankee Stadium, so staying put would be a boost to his minimal fantasy value.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 7 - 10:09 PM

Chris Young doubled and stole home in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Young swiped home as part of a double-steal, with Antoan Richardson taking second base on the same play. The run ended up being the difference in the ballgame. After being picked up off the scrap heap last month, Young is batting .400 (10-for-25) with three home runs, four doubles, and RBI over nine games. He's worth a try in deeper mixed leagues again.
Sep 13 - 6:12 PM

Chris Young stayed hot Friday, doubling and smacking a solo homer in a loss to the Orioles.

One day after slugging a walk-off, three-run jack, Young went deep in the top of the 11th inning with what was the only run of the game at the time. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the O's delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the frame. Young has been red-hot since a promotion earlier this month, batting .471/.471/1.176 with three homers and eight RBI over seven games. He could go ice-cold at any moment but is worth using in fantasy leagues for now.
Sep 12 - 5:05 PM

Chris Young was everything to the Yankees on Thursday, breaking up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning, then hitting a walk-off three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth against the Rays.

Young finished 2-for-4 on the night. Alex Cobb was cutting through the Yankees' lineup until Young laced a double to right-center, chasing the right-hander from the game. It still looked like an easy Rays win until the Yankees put the tying run on base. Young has quickly endeared himself to Yankees fans since joining the club in late August, having homered in consecutive games now. On the season, he has 10 home runs, 35 RBI, and a .218/.292/.383 slash line.
Sep 11 - 10:20 PM

Chris Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Wednesday's win against the Rays.

Young's fourth-inning home run off of Jake Odorizzi brought the Yankees into a 4-4 tie. He would add an RBI double in the eighth to extend the Yankees' lead to 8-4. It is certainly a game the outfielder needed after hitting his way off of the Mets earlier this season. He now has nine home runs, 32 RBI, and a .214/.289/.366 slash line.
Sep 10 - 11:11 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of OF Chris Young from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Young was signed to a minor league contract in late August after being released by the Mets. He has struggled mightily at the plate offensively this season and is no longer a great defensive outfielder, so the Yankees probably won't give him more than a handful of starts.
Sep 2 - 3:32 PM

Yankees signed OF Chris Young to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Young was cut loose by the Mets earlier this month after batting just .205/.283/.346 with eight homers and 28 RBI over 254 at-bats. He's bottomed out offensively and is no longer great defensively, but at the league minimum Young is worth a shot. He figures to join the big league roster next month.
Aug 27 - 3:40 PM

Mets released OF Chris Young.

The veteran outfielder is now free to sign with any club that he chooses, but may need to settle for a minor league contract. He hit a measly .205/.283/.346 with eight homers and 28 RBI in his 254 at-bats with the Mets, and his defensive abilities have severely declined in recent years.
Aug 15 - 11:31 PM

Mets designated OF Chris Young for assignment.

The move certainly comes as no surprise, and is considered by many as being long overdue. After signing a one-year, $7.25 million contract this winter, the 30-year-old outfielder hit just .205/.283/.346 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 254 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with a team looking for a fourth outfielder who is solid defensively and can hold his own against left-handed pitching.
Aug 8 - 10:24 PM

Chris Young is back in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

Young missed Tuesday's contest after exiting Monday with a left calf cramp. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .202/.288/.352 over 75 games for the Mets this season.
Jul 23 - 1:42 PM

Chris Young left Monday's game against the Mariners in the eighth inning due to a left calf cramp.

Young suffered the injury running to first base in the top of the eighth inning. The hope is that it's not a big deal, but the Mets should know more Tuesday.
Jul 22 - 8:38 AM

Chris Young went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

Following up Tuesday's two-homer performance, Young attempted to help the Mets come back in the ballgame, taking Luke Gregerson deep to left field to cut the Athletics' lead to 8-5. Young now has seven home runs and 21 RBI on the season along with a .210/.292/.366 slash line.
Jun 25 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Tyler Austin
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
9David Phelps
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7David Huff
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Bryan Mitchell
11Chase Whitley
12Jose De Paula
13Daniel Burawa
14Branden Pinder