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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 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

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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

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Chris Young will receive $13 million guaranteed in his new two-year contract with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox have yet to make an official announcement, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Monday that the two sides had agreed to a two-year deal. Young batted .252 with 14 home runs and a .773 OPS in part-time role with the Yankees this past season and figures to be used as a fourth-outfielder/platoon-type in Boston. The Red Sox currently have Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Rusney Castillo as projected starters in their outfield.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:22:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Red Sox have signed outfielder Chris Young.

The exact financial framework of the deal has not been revealed, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says it's a two-year deal. Young is a pull-happy right-handed flyball hitter and should be able to do a lot of damage at Fenway Park, though he'll probably open the 2016 season in an active-fourth-outfielder type of role behind Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley, and Rusney Castillo. Unless of course there's a trade brewing. Young, 32, posted a cool .773 OPS with 14 home runs and 20 doubles in 140 games this past season for the Yankees. He is a .263/.362/.474 career hitter against left-handed pitching.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox will meet with the representatives for free agent outfielder Chris Young on Tuesday.

Young played well in a platoon/part-time role with the Yankees this season, but he's expected to seek an everyday job on his next contract. According to Silverman, he has received indications that the Red Sox are open to that scenario. If they were to sign him, a trade involving one of their current outfielders appears even more likely. Silverman pegs Jackie Bradley, Jr. as the most obvious candidate.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 02:25:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Red Sox are expressing interest in Chris Young.

Young could give the Red Sox someone to pair with Jackie Bradley if they want Bradley to sit against left-handers. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .252/.320/.453 with 14 homers for the Yankees this season, which included a .327/.397/.575 line against left-handed pitching.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Chris Young went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Young lofted a sacrifice fly off Mets starter Steven Matz in the first inning. The Yankees wouldn't score again in the game. The veteran outfielder has supplied a productive bat when the Yanks have called upon him this season, slashing .240/.311/.453 with 14 homers and 41 RBI across 298 at-bats. He entered the contest with a fantastic .321/.391/.582 batting line versus left-handed pitchers.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 10:48:00 PM

Chris Young filled up the box score as the Yankees routed the Red Sox on Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4.

Young walked, homered, knocked in three runs, and scored four runs. He drilled a three-run home run in the seventh inning, capping off a nine-run seventh inning which brought the Yankees' lead to 13-3. Young has once again served as an important semi-regular bat for the Yankees, hitting .268/.325/.500 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 271 plate appearances.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:43:00 PM

Chris Young had a monster game Tuesday, finishing 3-for-6 with a grand slam, five RBI and four runs scored against the Rangers.

Young came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and took Wandy Rodriguez deep for his 12th homer of the year. The grand slam was his second of the season. Young also had an RBI double in the sixth, his second double of the game. The 31-year-old is hitting .263/.315/.491 overall.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Chris Young is not in the Yankees lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Mariners.

Even after blasting a home run in Friday's game, Young will take a seat against opposing right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma on Saturday. Garrett Jones will start in right field and bat seventh for the bombers on Saturday.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Chris Young went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Friday against the Mariners.

Young is now batting .365 (31-for-85) with six home runs against southpaws this season. He hasn't hit right-handers at all, but the decision to bring him back has looked like a smart one.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Chris Young is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for Young. Ramon Flores will start in his place in left field and bat sixth against opposing right-hander Nathan Karns.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Chris Young clubbed a go-ahead three-run homer in Friday's 3-2 win over the Astros.

Vincent Velasquez was pulled after giving up back-to-back singles with one out in the seventh and Young greeted Will Harris with a three-run homer to put the Yankees in front. The veteran outfielder finished the night 3-for-4 and has now hit safely in nine straight games, including four straight multi-hit games. He has pulled his batting average up from .220 to .271 with his recent surge at the plate.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:01:00 AM

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C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman