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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
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Orioles released OF Delmon Young.
Young was designated for assignment by the O's on July 1 and passed through waivers unclaimed. He batted just .270/.289/.339 with two home runs and 16 RBI over 180 plate appearances this season for Baltimore, but the 29-year-old should be able to latch on with a new organization desperate for a bench bat. Jul 9 - 3:12 PM

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Orioles designated OF Delmon Young for assignment.

Young wasn't terrible this year but wasn't producing much, either, owning a .270/.289/.339 with two home runs in 174 at-bats. The 29-year-old showed enough that he could be of interest to a team as a possible trade target or waiver claim, though. Young is making $2.25 million this year before becoming a free agent this winter.
Jul 1 - 6:20 PM

Delmon Young hit a pair of solo home runs, going 3-for-4 with a walk overall, but the Orioles dropped Sunday's contest to the Rays.

Young gave the O's an early 1-0 lead with a first-inning solo shot to left-center. He tied the game at 2-2 with a third-inning homer to left field. Both homers came off of Jake Odorizzi and marked his first two round-trippers of the season. Power aside, the 29-year-old Young has a decent triple-slash line at .303/.331/.395 with 13 RBI.
May 31 - 5:05 PM

Delmon Young will bat cleanup Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Young is batting .393 (22-for-56) with four home runs against Mark Buehrle lifetime and Orioles manager Buck Showalter apparently loves the matchup. He's worth using in daily formats Tuesday.
May 12 - 3:09 PM

Delmon Young is batting third for the Orioles on Monday night versus the White Sox.

Young gets the boost after a massive weekend showing versus Boston. He went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and five RBI in Sunday's 18-7 rout of the Red Sox. Adam Jones will bat cleanup behind Young on Monday against Chicago right-hander Hector Noesi.
Apr 27 - 2:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Brad Brach
6Bud Norris
7Jason Garcia
8Chaz Roe