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Delmon Young | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Delmon Young drove in five of the 18 runs the Orioles scored in Sunday's 18-7 romp over the Red Sox.
Toss a dart at a name in the Oriole lineup from Sunday and you'll likely come up with a few RBI. Young led the crew with five, but he was far from alone, as Chris Davis, Steve Pearce, and Jimmy Paredes each had three. Where to begin? We'll just roll through some of the highlights. Young had RBI singles in the third and fourth innings, then hit a two-run double in the seventh. He entered the game with just two RBI on the season and left with seven. Davis supplied a two-run double in the third and a solo homer in the sixth. Paredes chipped in his first triple of the season. It was simply an offensive supernova. Guys like Young and Pearce aren't suddenly going to turn into RBI machines, but for one game, everybody in the middle of the Oriole lineup was locked in. Apr 26 - 5:09 PM

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Delmon Young went 2-for-4 and hit his first spring homer Saturday as the Orioles bested a Twins split-squad 5-2.

Young's homer came off Glen Perkins in the closer's spring debut. He's guaranteed a spot on Baltimore's bench after signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal to stick around as a free agent. Expect him to play against lefties, either as a DH or left fielder.
Mar 21 - 4:23 PM

Orioles re-signed DH/OF Delmon Young to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Young will have the chance to earn an additional $750,000 through incentives. The 29-year-old fared well in a part-time role for Baltimore last season, batting .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He currently looks in line to receive the bulk of the at-bats at designated hitter, though the O's figure to bring in a left-handed hitting complement.
Jan 9 - 4:54 PM

Delmon Young's physical with the Orioles is scheduled for Wednesday.

The O's will officially announce the signing after the physical is complete. The two sides agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal before Christmas. Young batted .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in a part-time role with the club this past season.
Jan 3 - 6:20 PM

MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have re-signed Delmon Young to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

He'll be guaranteed $2.25 million and can reach $3 million with incentives. The physical is expected to be completed after January 1. Young hoped to find a multi-year deal after batting .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games with Baltimore this past season, but he ultimately lowered his demands to stick around for another year. The 29-year-old figures to see part-time at-bats again between the DH spot and left field.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:58:00 AM

The Orioles are expected to talk with Delmon Young at the winter meetings next week, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

The loss of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in the past week raises the chances that Young ends up back in Baltimore, Connolly noted. He said the team would like to ink Young to a one-year deal, while the 29-year-old is seeking a multi-year deal. O's VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette has already said the team would like to keep Young, so a reunion seems like a likelihood.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Thursday that the club has had dialogue with Delmon Young and would like to re-sign him.

Young found a nice niche as a part-time player with the O's this past season, batting .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games. He's reportedly looking for a two-year deal, so whether Baltimore is able to bring him back might just depend on his contract demands. Young seems unlikely to land an everyday job anywhere.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 07:12:00 PM

According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, free agent Delmon Young is seeking a two-year deal.

Which makes it unlikely that he re-signs with the Orioles (unless, of course, his asking price drops). Young batted .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games this past season for Baltimore. The 29-year-old isn't a very good defensive outfielder, so he'll likely remain in the American League where he can DH.
Source: MASN
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Delmon Young will start at DH in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has shaken things up a bit with his team facing elimination. With Young at DH, Nelson Cruz will start in left while Steve Pearce will move up to the second spot in the order. The full lineup: Nick Markakis RF, Pearce 1B, Adam Jones CF, Cruz LF, Young DH, J.J. Hardy SS, Caleb Joseph C, Ryan Flaherty 3B, Jonathan Schoop 2B. Miguel Gonzalez will make the start for Baltimore.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Delmon Young delivered a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double in the eighth inning to cap off the Orioles' comeback win over the Tigers Friday.

Young was 10-for-25 with one homer and five RBI as a pinch-hitter during the regular season and he certainly made the most of his first pinch-hitting appearance in this year's playoffs. The Tigers entered the eighth inning with a 6-3 lead, but their bullpen collapsed again, yielding three hits, a walk and a hit by pitch to cough up the lead. Setup men Joba Chamberlain (108.00 ERA) and Joakim Soria (45.00 ERA) have now allowed 10 runs -- nine earned -- over 1 1/3 innings in the first two games of the ALDS.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 04:14:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:50:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:25:00 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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:32:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:02:00 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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman