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Chris Young | Outfielder | #30

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 16 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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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. Jul 19 - 6:36 PM

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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.
Jul 2 - 8:28 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.
Jun 29 - 10:40 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.
Jun 23 - 6:33 PM

Chris Young suffered a right hamstring strain in the second inning Thursday against the White Sox.

Young banged a line drive off the Green Monster and thought about trying for second base. When he decided that was a bad idea and abruptly turned, he fell to the ground in pain. Young had to crawl back to first base -- he barely made it back -- and was in a great deal of pain as he made his way off the field with a trainer, putting no weight on his right leg. This is almost certainly going to be a disabled list situation, and if it's a full hamstring tear he could miss months.
Jun 23 - 2:11 PM

Chris Young (quad) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Young missed a game with some right quad tightness, but he's ready to go. He's in left field and batting seventh. The Red Sox are also sitting Christian Vazquez for the second straight day in favor of Sandy Leon.
Jun 17 - 3:15 PM

Chris Young is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday due to right quad tightness.

Rusney Castillo will make just his second start of the 2016 season. He is batting seventh and starting in left field versus the O's. The Red Sox are simply being cautious with Young, who expects to play in Friday night's series opener against Seattle. Manager John Farrell also said Young will be available to pinch-hit on Thursday.
Jun 16 - 3:05 PM

Chris Young was replaced in the field due to quad tightness in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Young went 1-for-4 at the plate. He was replaced in left field by Rusney Castillo to start the ninth inning. More information as to the severity of his injury should be coming when he is reevaluated on Thursday.
Jun 15 - 10:32 PM

Chris Young went 2-for-3 with a homer before being removed for a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Giants.

If John Farrell had it to do over again, we really hope he wouldn't have removed the red-hot Young in the ninth so that David Ortiz could come in and face a lefty specialist as a pinch-hitter. Young homered off Madison Bumgarner for Boston's only run tonight, and his OPS is all of the way up to 1.002.
Jun 9 - 1:07 AM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Young connected for a solo tater off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada in the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder typically does most of his damage (and sees most of his at-bats) against southpaws, but held his own against the right-handed Estrada. Playing in a relatively limited role this season, Young is slashing a stellar .295/.368/.577 with 10 doubles, four homers and 10 RBI over 78 at-bats. He doesn't see enough playing time for legitimate fantasy consideration, but has carved out a nice niche in real life.
Jun 5 - 4:48 PM

Chris Young went 3-for-4 with two homers and a walk against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Both homers came off right-handers. Young was only in there tonight because Jackie Bradley Jr. is on paternity leave. After a slow start, he's been terrific in his limited role, hitting .290 with a .937 OPS.
Jun 1 - 11:15 PM

Chris Young is starting in left field and batting seventh for the Red Sox on Sunday against the Blue Jays.

He's getting the start even with the Jays throwing righty Marco Estrada. Brock Holt is on the bench.
Apr 10 - 10:38 AM

Chris Young hit a three-run homer Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Mets 9-4.

Young's homer came off lefty Jerry Blevins. It's exactly the kind of production the Red Sox had in mind when they signed him to a two-year deal in December. Even if Rusney Castillo struggles, Travis Shaw and Brock Holt could get starts over Young in the outfield against right-handers. However, Young should be in there against every left-hander, with most of his early starts coming at Jackie Bradley Jr.'s expense.
Mar 20 - 5:18 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Phillies and Orioles were both interested in free agent outfielder Chris Young before he signed with the Red Sox.

That likely means that both clubs will continue shopping for outfield help, possibly for a platoon option who mashes left-handed pitching as Young would have represented.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Red Sox signed OF Chris Young to a two-year, $13 million contract.

The deal was reported on Monday and it's now official. Young thrived in a part-time role with the Yankees in 2015, batting .252 with 14 home runs and a .773 OPS over 140 games. The Red Sox figure to stick with a similar formula, playing him primarily against left-handed pitching. He's a good insurance policy for Boston if Rusney Castillo and/or Jackie Bradley, Jr. struggle offensively.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Michael Martinez
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Sean O'Sullivan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Joe Kelly
10Carson Smith
11Brandon Workman