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Chris Young | Outfielder | #30

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 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. Sep 12 - 10:13 PM

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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.
Aug 25 - 11:26 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.
Aug 22 - 3:01 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.
Aug 20 - 8:43 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Chris Young (hamstring) will need in the neighborhood of 20-25 at-bats once he begins his rehab assignment on Thursday.

Barring a setback, Young figures to spend about 10 days out on his rehab assignment. The veteran outfielder has been down for the count with a strained right hamstring since June 23. Once he returns, he will offer the Red Sox even more versatility on offense than they already have housed in Fenway. As if they needed another bat.
Aug 10 - 10:02 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday.

He'll report to Triple-A Pawtucket and figures to remain there through the weekend. Young has been on the disabled list since June 23 with a strained right hamstring. He was batting .277/.338/.508 with six homers, two stolen bases, and 15 RBI through 48 games.
Aug 9 - 4:45 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) will run the bases on Friday.

If all goes well, he'll begin a rehab assignment early next week. Young has been sidelined with a strained hamstring for about six weeks. He's expected to platoon with Andrew Benintendi in left field upon his return.
Aug 4 - 9:07 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) and Josh Rutledge (knee) could begin rehab assignments when the Red Sox return from their 11-game road trip.

They'll be back home on August 8, so Young and Rutledge are still at least a week and a half away from playing in rehab games. Young, who has begun jogging, will slide into a left field platoon with Brock Holt upon his return. Rutledge's role is more uncertain now that Aaron Hill has taken over as Boston's utility infielder.
Jul 28 - 8:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman