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Chris Young | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 199
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Young, entering the game with a .596 OPS, broke out amid rumors his time with the Mets was drawing to a close. His first homer came in the second inning off of Scott Kazmir, and the other in the fifth inning off of Jim Johnson. He hadn't homered since May 28 prior to the match-up. Young now carries a marginally more respectable .209/.293/.352 slash line with six home runs, 19 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 9:41 PM

A Mets official told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are not considering dumping Chris Young.

That conflicts a report from ESPN New York, who wrote Monday morning that Young might be released this week to clear a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is set to return from an intercostal injury on Thursday. Young, 30, is batting just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season for the Mets. He's making $7.25 million on a one-year contract.
Jun 23 - 11:23 AM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets might cut ties with Chris Young this week.

Juan Lagares (intercostal) is due back from the disabled list Thursday and the Mets need to open up a roster spot. Young, 30, has batted just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games this season and there's little hope of a sudden turnaround given that he also struggled mightily last year in Oakland. The Mets would have to eat what remains of the one-year, $7.25 million contract that he signed over the winter.
Jun 23 - 10:10 AM

Chris Young is out of the Mets lineup Saturday after Friday's 14th-inning drop that led to a loss to the Phillies.

Bobby Abreu is getting another start in the outfield. Young's drop was bad, but it's not like it's typical for him. If he starts sitting more frequently, it will be his bat -- not his glove -- that's the culprit.
May 31 - 12:18 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Young had been in the dregs offensively, as his OPS plummeted ever closer to the .500's as the month of May has worn on, so Thursday's homer was a good sign. The fourth inning blast off of David Buchanan was his fourth of the season and leaves him with a .205/.290/.368 slash line.
May 29 - 10:11 PM

Chris Young went 0-for-3 while grounding into two double plays in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

He didn't get a fourth at-bat, as Young was pinch-hit for with the game on the line in the eighth inning. The free agent acquisition is now batting .204/.283/.352 for the season and an even uglier .140/.232/.260 over his last 16 games. The Mets' $7.25 million investment obviously isn't paying off so far.
May 25 - 4:25 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base against the Rockies on Sunday.

Young had one of the Mets' five doubles on the day. Injuries kept him out of the lineup for much of April after he sustained a quad strain in his first start of the season, but Young has hit in six straight games to raise his average to .273. He's 9-for-22 with eight runs scored, six RBI and two stolen bases in that span.
May 4 - 8:29 PM

Chris Young (flu) homered Sunday in his return to the Mets' starting lineup.

It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Young sat out Saturday with mild flu-like symptoms.
Apr 28 - 8:40 AM

Chris Young is out Saturday due to an illness.

Curtis Granderson will start in center field -- his first time playing there as a member of the Mets. Young, who has a homer, a steal, and three RBI in nine games this year, will aim to return to action on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 5:05 PM

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2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Chris Young
2Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Rich Hill