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Matt Young | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Young went 3-for-3 in the Angels' Cactus League loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Young signed a minor league contract with the Halos in late November and is not expected to crack the Opening Day roster. But his spring is off to a nice start. Sat, Feb 23, 2013 05:40:00 PM

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Angels signed INF/OF Matt Young to a minor league contract.

Young batted just .241/.376/.304 with one homer, 29 RBI and 18 steals at the Triple-A level for the Cardinals in 2012. He's merely organizational depth.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 08:14:00 AM

Matt Young has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old outfielder hit an underwhelming .241/.376/.304 with one homer, 29 RBI and 18 steals at the Triple-A level. He'll attempt to garner a spring training invite from a team in need of outfield depth.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:10:00 AM

Cardinals signed OF Matt Young to a minor league contract.

Young was released by the Tigers on Saturday. He went 1-for-10 with nine strikeouts in a brief call-up earlier in the season, and was hitting an abysmal .212/.363/.276 in96 games with Triple-A Toledo. He'll merely serve as organizational depth for the Cardinals.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 08:29:00 PM

Tigers released INF/OF Matt Young.

Young was sent outright to Triple-A Toledo last month, and may have requested his release. He'll attempt to continue his career elsewhere as minor league depth.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 01:40:00 PM

Tigers sent INF-OF Matt Young outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Young went 1-for-10 with the Tigers earlier this season and is hitting .250/.410/.342 in 67 games at the Triple-A level. He'll represent minor league depth.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 01:15:00 PM

Tigers designated OF Matt Young for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for left-hander Darin Downs on the 40-man roster. Young, 29, went 1-for-10 with the Tigers earlier this season and was hitting .250/.410/.342 in 67 games at the Triple-A level. There's a chance he could make it through waivers unclaimed.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 01:37:00 PM

Tigers optioned OF Matt Young to Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers also sent Casey Crosby to the minors and will call up Thad Weber and activate Doug Fister from the disabled list on Saturday. Young went 1-for-10 with a double and an RBI during his brief stint with the big club.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 11:54:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of INF/OF Matt Young from Triple-A Toledo.

Young will presumably take the roster spot of Andy Dirks (Achilles) or the struggling Don Kelly. He'll give the Tigers some defensive versatility in the short-term, but offers very little in the way of fantasy upside.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Tigers signed OF-INF Matt Young to a minor league contract.

He'll receive a spring training invite. Young batted just .208 (10-for-48) with one double and one RBI with the Braves this past season. He does offer some defensive versatility with the ability to play second base and all three outfield positions, but he's a longshot to win a roster spot.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 02:18:00 PM

Braves designated OF-INF Matt Young for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the activation of Kris Medlen. Young, who batted .208 (10-for-48) with one double and one RBI in two stints with the big club this season, will likely clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 12:24:00 PM

Braves optioned OF Matt Young to Triple-A Gwinnett.

He was cleared to make room for Jason Heyward's return from the disabled list. Young is batting .208 (10-for-48) with one double and one RBI in two stints with the big club this season.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 03:46:00 PM

Braves recalled INF/OF Matt Young from Triple-A Gwinnett.

With the Braves not needing a fifth start for a while, they'll bring in another bat for the bench. Young will provide depth at second base and in the outfield.
Tue, May 31, 2011 10:53:00 PM

Braves optioned 2B/OF Matt Young to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves bullpen got a heavy workout during the club's four-game series in Los Angeles, and needed a fresh arm for the weekend. In 19 at-bats this season, the 28-year-old Young is hitting just .105 with zero RBI. RHP Cory Gearrin will take his place on the roster.
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 12:49:00 PM

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2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3J.B. Shuck
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3J.B. Shuck
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PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
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R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Hector Santiago
7Mike Morin
8Cory Rasmus
9Brian Moran
10Ryan Brasier
11Sean Burnett