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Delmon Young | Designated Hitter

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.
The homer, off of Mark Buehrle, was Young's second of the season and his first since April 8. Over 92 plate appearances, Young has a .295/.326/.409 slash line with nine RBI. Jun 12 - 10:12 PM

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Getting another start after his big day Tuesday, Delmon Young went 3-for-5 with a double on Thursday.

Young was supposed to play against lefties, but after going 3-for-6 with a homer yesterday, he got the call again versus Masahiro Tanaka and capitalized. He's hit second each of the last two days. Prior to Tuesday, he hadn't occupied that spot in the lineup since one game in 2008.
Apr 9 - 11:37 PM

Delmon Young went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday's 14-5 beatdown of the Yankees.

The Orioles pounded out 20 hits on the day and eight out of the nine hitters in the lineup had at least two hits. Young delivered an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and a two-run blast -- his first home run of the season -- in the sixth. We're not expecting much from Young for fantasy purposes this year, but he could still be useful in a part-time role against left-handed pitching.
Apr 8 - 5:10 PM

Delmon Young had a lousy day as the Orioles' designated hitter Monday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Young hacked away against Jon Lester and looked awful doing so. He grounded into a double play his first time up, and he went down swinging in his last at-bat. He'll probably find himself on the bench in favor of David Lough on Wednesday.
Mar 31 - 6:43 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF Delmon Young from Triple-A Norfolk.

Nolan Reimold getting injured again opened up the door for Young to make the roster. He should see some playing time at DH and in left field versus lefties.
Mar 30 - 3:50 PM

With Nolan Reimold headed to the disabled list, Delmon Young will likely make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Young is in camp as a non-roster invitee, and Reimold's injury opens the door for him to head north with the club. The Orioles signed Young to a minor league contract in January after he split time between the Phillies and Rays last season. The 28-year-old was batting .286 in Grapefruit League games heading into Wednesday night's action. Steve Pearce, another player competing for a bench job, also has a good shot to make the team in Reimold's absence.
Mar 26 - 9:10 PM

Delmon Young went 0-for-4 against the Yankees as the Orioles were shut out Thursday.

Young became redundant in Baltimore with the Nelson Cruz signing, but technically, the team still has room for both if it wants to play one in left field most of the time. Young, though, hasn't shown anything to make it more likely the team will go that route. He's currently 4-for-24 with no homers and no walks.
Mar 13 - 5:38 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalted admitted Sunday that he's been impressed by what he's seen of Delmon Young so far this spring.

The 28-year-old outfielder is a clear liability in the outfield, but could work his way onto the O's roster as a right-handed bat off the bench and designated hitter option.
Mar 2 - 5:03 PM

Orioles signed OF/DH Delmon Young to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Young shouldn't have trouble earning an Opening Day roster spot, as there's playing time available for him at designated hitter and possibly left field. The 28-year-old hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games between the Phillies and Rays in 2013. He's a career .303/.341/.471 hitter against left-handed pitching.
Jan 13 - 6:52 PM

According to MASN beat reporter Roch Kubatko, the Orioles are interested in signing free agent Delmon Young to a minor league contract.

Young will be at Orioles minicamp this week, presumably for a tryout and physical exam. The 28-year-old hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games between the Phillies and Rays and 2013. He could serve as a part-time DH option in 2014 for the O's.
Jan 13 - 2:39 PM

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have expressed interest in Delmon Young.

Miami would presumably ask the 28-year-old free agent to play first base. Young batted .260 with a weak .715 OPS in 103 games this year between the Phillies and Rays. He can probably be had on a one-year contract.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Delmon Young has been working out at first base in an effort to improve his versatility.

Still just 28-years-old, Young has declared himself 100% healthy. He's also dropped a significant amount of weight this offseason, reportedly tipping the scales at just 219 pounds. While he's a butcher in the outfield, he's proven that he can still be effective at the dish, especially against left-handed pitching, and should be able to find another team willing to take a chance on him.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Delmon Young hit a solo home run, the only homer hit in the game, in the Rays' win over the Indians on Wednesday.

The Young signing was mocked after the hapless Phillies released him in mid-August, but he got the last laugh on Wednesday when he turned around a Danny Salazar fastball to get the Rays on the board in the third inning. It was his only hit of the night.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:48:00 PM

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer for the Rays since 2007 against the Mariners on Friday.

Young is 5-for-12 since rejoining his original team on Sept. 1. He was expected to play mostly against lefties, but he got the nod against a righty in Hisashi Iwakuma tonight. Maybe he'll have some value in AL-only leagues after all.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 01:52:00 AM

Rays recalled OF/DH Delmon Young from Double-A Montgomery.

Still just 27-years-old, Young returns to the place where he made his Major League debut in 2006. Before getting released by the Phillies in mid-August, he was hitting .261/.302/.397 with eight homers, 31 RBI and a 69/14 K/BB ratio in 272 at-bats. The reigning ALCS MVP, Young has shown the ability to get hot and carry a team in the postseason.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Bud Norris
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Ryan Webb
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Preston Guilmet