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Chris Young | Outfielder | #30

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 16 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Young singled twice and scored three runs in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Young has come into more playing time with Jackie Bradley (knee) going on the disabled list. The production from the outfielder has been sporadic, as he's been hitless in three games and picked up two hits in each of his other three contests. He has just one extra-base hit (a double) and one RBI. Apr 11 - 11:34 PM

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Chris Young had a single and an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

Young got the start in right field with Mookie Betts (flu) still under the weather. He started the Red Sox' five-run rally in the eighth inning with an RBI double and came around to score, but Boston ultimately came up short.
Apr 7 - 5:47 PM

Chris Young went 1-for-3 and hit a two-run shot on Saturday in a loss to the Pirates.

He hit well as a part-time outfielder for the Red Sox in 2016, providing a .276 batting average with nine homers and 24 RBI in 203 at-bats. He is expected to serve in a similar role again this season.
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

Chris Young went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a home run in Monday's victory over the Orioles.

He had four of the Red Sox' 16 hits and scored three of their 12 runs. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also went deep for the Red Sox. Young has homered three times over his last five games, as he's filled in nicely in left field since Andrew Benintendi got injured. The veteran outfielder is now sporting a healthy .290/.368/.550 batting line on the season.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Thursday morning that Chris Young will serve as the club's regular left fielder down the stretch.

Andrew Benintendi suffered a serious-looking left leg injury on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field and could very well be done for the season. Young just returned Monday from a two-month hamstring strain and tends to struggle against right-handed pitching, but he has a cool .858 OPS in 147 total plate appearances this year. With good power and speed, he's worth a claim in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Brock Holt will draw some starts in left field versus tougher righties.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Red Sox activated OF Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.

Young wound up missing two full months with a right hamstring strain. He should see playing time in left field against left-handed pitching down the stretch, but top prospect Andrew Benintendi has taken over as the club's primary starter at that position. Young returns Monday to a .277/.338/.508 season slash line.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Young joined Triple-A Pawtucket for a rehab assignment earlier this week after missing two months with a strained hamstring. He'll share a left-field platoon with rookie Andrew Benintendi upon his return. Young has hit .277 with six homers in 130 at-bats this season.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Chris Young (hamstring) will need in the neighborhood of 20-25 at-bats once he begins his rehab assignment on Thursday.

Barring a setback, Young figures to spend about 10 days out on his rehab assignment. The veteran outfielder has been down for the count with a strained right hamstring since June 23. Once he returns, he will offer the Red Sox even more versatility on offense than they already have housed in Fenway. As if they needed another bat.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday.

He'll report to Triple-A Pawtucket and figures to remain there through the weekend. Young has been on the disabled list since June 23 with a strained right hamstring. He was batting .277/.338/.508 with six homers, two stolen bases, and 15 RBI through 48 games.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) will run the bases on Friday.

If all goes well, he'll begin a rehab assignment early next week. Young has been sidelined with a strained hamstring for about six weeks. He's expected to platoon with Andrew Benintendi in left field upon his return.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 09:07:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) and Josh Rutledge (knee) could begin rehab assignments when the Red Sox return from their 11-game road trip.

They'll be back home on August 8, so Young and Rutledge are still at least a week and a half away from playing in rehab games. Young, who has begun jogging, will slide into a left field platoon with Brock Holt upon his return. Rutledge's role is more uncertain now that Aaron Hill has taken over as Boston's utility infielder.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) still isn't running.

Young can't put enough weight on his strained right hamstring, so he's been limited to light movement on an ergonomic treadmill. "It sucks right now," the outfielder said Tuesday. "It's been a slow process." Young has been on the disabled list since June 23 and is probably at least a month away.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) admitted he hasn't done much since going on the disabled list last month.

"I haven’t been doing much at at all," said Young. "I just know it’s going to be a while." It's not saying much but Young has been Boston's most productive left fielder this year, hitting .277 with six homers and a .508 slugging percentage through 130 at-bats. Young's injury should give the Red Sox even more incentive to land an outfielder at the trade deadline. For now, left field duties will be shared between Brock Holt and Bryce Brentz.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:28:00 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed "a little bit more injury" than the initial evaluation.

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the news on Wednesday. Bryce Brentz is holding down left field right now and Brock Holt (concussion) appears on track to return Friday, but the Red Sox figure to look to the trade market for another outfielder.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Red Sox placed OF Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

The Red Sox haven't announced a corresponding roster move. Young suffered the injury Thursday after pulling up lame on a second-inning single. With Brock Holt (concussion) and Blake Swihart (ankle) both sidelined, the Red Sox are running out of options in left field. Rusney Castillo would seem like an obvious choice to replace Young but the Red Sox moved him off the 40-man roster last week.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott