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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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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. Dec 6 - 5:38 PM

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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.
Dec 4 - 7:12 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
Nov 20 - 9:46 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.
Oct 15 - 12:39 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.
Oct 3 - 4:14 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.
Sep 12 - 10:50 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake