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Chris Young | Outfielder | #30

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 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

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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

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.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 06:42:00 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

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3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
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2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
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2Joe Kelly
3Matt Barnes
4Carson Smith
5Heath Hembree
6Brandon Workman
7Austin Maddox
8Robby Scott
9Roenis Elias
10Hector Velazquez
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