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Delmon Young | Designated Hitter

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Delmon Young had a two-run single Friday against the Yankees.
The ball took a tough hop off Stephen Drew's glove and into right-center field, but Young was credited with a single. The 28-year-old had just one hit in 10 at-bats this month coming into Friday's action, but he has been productive in a part-time role for Baltimore this year, batting .290/.329/.434 with seven home runs and 27 RBI over 76 games. Sep 12 - 10:50 PM

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Delmon Young swatted a two-run homer against the Twins on Friday.

The home run stood after a review, as the ball bounced off the glove of left fielder Jordan Schafer and into the glove of a fan in the stands. Young has been surprisingly productive in a part-time role with the Orioles this season, putting up a .299/.338/.456 batting line with seven home runs and 25 RBI over 71 games.
Aug 29 - 11:25 PM

Delmon Young went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, three RBI and a walk against the Rays on Monday.

Young's playing time has been inconsistent -- the start tonight was his first in five days -- but he's done the job whenever called upon. He's hit .311 with six homers and 11 doubles in 193 at-bats.
Aug 25 - 10:32 PM

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the White sox.

Young had an RBI single in the sixth inning, and he came around to score on Chris Davis' two-run double. The 28-year-old had seen his average slip below .300 with a bad stretch in recent weeks, but he's now back at .301 after Tuesday's game. Young has a .765 OPS in 186 at-bats.
Aug 19 - 11:02 PM

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Thursday's 4-0 triumph over the Mariners.

The obituary of Young's career has been written more than once, but as Twain once wrote, the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Signed to a minor league deal over the winter, Young needed a Nolan Reimold injury to even make the Opening Day roster. Baltimore hasn't overexposed him, but don't think Young's damage is being done only against left-handers. In reality, he has a shocking .830 OPS against righties (tonight's homer came off right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma) and a terrible .265 OBP and .673 OPS against southpaws. He'll remain a riddle until his retirement is official. Overall, Young is slashing a healthy .317/.344/.455 over 123 at-bats.
Jul 25 - 1:03 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb