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Chris Young | Outfielder | #24

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 16 (0) / CWS
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Chris Young went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
Young connected for a solo home run off Eduardo Rodriguez in the fifth inning to draw the Angels to within 3-2, but they would not draw closer than that through to the end of the contest. The veteran outfielder has seen just 13 at-bats this season and holds no fantasy value. Thursday's home run was his first of the campaign. Apr 20 - 1:49 AM

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Chris Young (calf) took eight at-bats in an intrasquad game Tuesday in Angels camp.

Young suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right calf shortly after arriving in Arizona and has yet to appear in a Cactus League game, but he would seem to be getting pretty close. The 34-year-old projects to serve as an active fourth outfielder for the Angels this season.
Mar 13 - 6:56 PM

Chris Young (calf) was scheduled to take batting practice on the field Tuesday.

It will be his first time doing so since suffering a Grade 1 strain of his right calf early on in Angels' camp. Provided there are no setbacks, Young still has time to get ready for the season. He's projected to serve as a fourth outfielder and right-handed bench bat for the Halos.
Mar 6 - 3:59 PM

Chris Young has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.

Young suffered the injury during a workout earlier this week. He told reporters Wednesday that he only expects to miss 10 days, but calf strains can sometimes take 2-4 weeks to fully recover from. It's very possible the veteran outfielder will run out of time and have to open the 2018 regular season on the disabled list. He signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract with the Angels on February 18 and projects to serve as an active fourth outfielder if his health cooperates.
Feb 22 - 11:06 AM

Angels signed OF Chris Young to a one-year contract.

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register says Young will make $2 million and can earn more through incentives. Young, 34, batted .235/.322/.387 with seven home runs in a part-time role last season with the Red Sox. He'll give the Angels an option in the outfield and/or in the designated hitter spot against left-handers.
Feb 18 - 4:02 PM

Chris Young is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth for the Red Sox in Friday's ALDS Game 2 against the Astros.

Young didn't make the ALDS roster initially, but he's replaced Eduardo Nunez (knee) and immediately gets thrown into the fire with the Astros starting southpaw Dallas Keuchel. The Red Sox have seven right-handed hitters in there, as Deven Marrero is at third base over Rafael Devers and Hanley Ramirez is at first base instead of Mitch Moreland. Boston's full lineup looks like this: Xander Bogaerts SS, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Andrew Benintendi LF, Mookie Betts RF, Ramirez 1B, Young DH, Christian Vazquez C, Marrero 3B, Jackie Bradley CF.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:28:00 AM

Chris Young has been left off the Red Sox roster for the ALDS against the Astros.

Rajai Davis will get the nod instead because of his baserunning prowess. Boston has prioritized infield depth over outfield depth in this best-of-five Division Series matchup with Houston. Young slashed just .235/.322/.387 over 276 plate appearances during the regular season.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Chris Young went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double versus the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

So much of Young's limited success has come against righties this year, making it difficult for the Red Sox to use him, considering that the whole point was to play him versus lefties. He had been just 3-for-20 in September before the nice game tonight.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:37:00 PM

Chris Young went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI as the Red Sox topped the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Young hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning, a run-scoring double in the bottom of the third inning, and a three-run bomb in the bottom of the fifth to help the Red Sox close out a big four-game sweep. The 33-year-old outfielder is slashing .251/.332/.428 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 66 games this season.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Chris Young had a three-run homer and two walks Tuesday versus the Twins.

Young has been a disappointment this year, but the Red Sox haven't given up on him against lefties. Tonight's homer, though, came off a right-handed reliever in Matt Belisle. In fact, all four of Young's homers this year have come off righties. He has just two extra-base hits versus lefties.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:50:00 AM

Chris Young finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's road loss against the Astros.

The Red Sox were limited to just one run and three hits, as David Paulino was confusing Boston hitters all night long. His only mistake was the solo bomb to Young, a Houston native, who was undoubtedly jacked up playing in his hometown.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 11:57:00 PM

Chris Young blasted his first two home runs of the season on Saturday as the Red Sox crushed the Twins 11-1.

Young got the scoring started with a solo homer off of Nick Tepesch in what turned out to be an eight-run second inning. He added an additional solo blast in the fifth to increase the Red Sox' advantage to 9-1. Young finished the afternoon 2-for-5 and is now hitting .270/.370/.413 with two homers and seven RBI on the season.
Sat, May 6, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Chris Young had an RBI double and two walks Wednesday against the Orioles.

Young didn't do much while Jackie Bradley Jr. was out and he's seeing less time now, but he capitalized on what will probably be a rare start against a right-hander with his performance tonight. He's hitting .246 with no homers and three RBI in 57 at-bats.
Wed, May 3, 2017 10:55:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 11:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7Alex Meyer
8J.C. Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Parker
2Cam Bedrosian
3Jim Johnson
4Keynan Middleton
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Eduardo Paredes