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Chris Young | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 4 - 10:43 PM

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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.
Jul 29 - 1:11 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.
Jul 18 - 10:21 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.
Jul 17 - 10:11 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.
Jul 4 - 11:30 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.
Jun 27 - 12:01 AM

Chris Young blasted his sixth home run of the season on Saturday as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2.

Young also doubled, finishing the ballgame 2-for-4. His solo shot off Alexi Ogando in the ninth inning provided a valuable insurance run. He has been mighty impressive for the Yankees thus far in 2015, slashing .317/.386/.698 with six homers and 12 RBI.
May 2 - 4:26 PM

Chris Young had a terrific night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a solo home run as the Yankees won 5-2 over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Though Young reached base four other times along with his home run, the Yankees were never able to bring him around to score. He homered to push the Yankees' lead to 2-0 in what became a three-run seventh inning. Young is hitting .344/.432/.844 with four home runs and nine RBI in 38 plate appearances so far this season.
Apr 21 - 11:21 PM

Chris Young hit a seventh inning grand slam to lead the Yankees to a 9-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday.

Young hit the two-out slam off of former closer Grant Balfour in the seventh inning, capping off a seven-run frame. The home run, Young's third of the season, doubled his season RBI total to eight. He's now slashing .276/.344/.690. While those are shiny numbers, Young's fantasy value is capped by the fact that he's only a decent play against left-handed pitching. The last time he had a season with 20 home runs was in 2011. Deeper mixed leagues without weekly locks might consider him, though.
Apr 18 - 11:23 PM

Chris Young belted a three-run homer against the Red Sox on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead his team to victory.

Young's blast came off Alexi Ogando in the eighth inning with his team already trailing 8-1. It was hit lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Young is now hitting .222 (2-for-9) on the young season. He's worth a look in deeper mixed league formats when he can be utilized against left-handed pitching.
Apr 11 - 4:22 PM

Chris Young, who entered the day at .226 with one extra-base hit this spring, launched a pair of homers Monday against the Nationals.

Young probably won't get a lot of playing time for the Yankees while everyone is healthy, but, let's face it, the entire lineup isn't going to be healthy at the same time very frequently. If an outfielder goes down, Young will start regularly, and if Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez or Chase Headley gets hurt, the Yankees figure to use the opportunity to stash Carlos Beltran at DH frequently, opening up right field for Young. It should give Young substantial AL-only value over the course of the year.
Mar 23 - 5:03 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:50:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 07:39:00 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.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 06:23:00 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
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:09:00 PM

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LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
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