Chris Young LF/CF NYY 1 week ago

Young went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League action against the Nationals.

Young has been having a decent spring, going 9-for-34 (.265) with three extra base hits. The 31-year-old figures to fill in as the team's fourth outfielder, though with Jacoby Ellsbury nursing an oblique strain Young could see some increased time early in the season.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 5 months ago

Young agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million (plus incentives) contract with the Yankees on Saturday, reports. The deal will not be official until Young passes a physical.

Young was the Mets' big free agent signing last offseason, but he didn't even make it through the season, getting cut in August after hitting .205 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 88 games. He performed better after donning the pinstripes at the end of the year, hitting .282 with three homers and 10 RBI in 23 games. He will likely serve as the Yankees' fourth outfielder behind Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 6 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Monday versus the Rays, Bryan Hoch of reports.

It looks to be just a scheduled day off for Young, who has started the past seven games. The Yankees will go with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Ichiro in the outfield Monday., while Carlos Beltran serves as the DH.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Young went 2-for-4 with a double and clutch three-run homer in Thursday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Young won the game off of closer Jake McGee in the bottom of the ninth inning with his second homer in as many days. Young might see a lot of playing time in left field down the stretch, as Brett Gardner might have to be shut down with an abdominal strain.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Young is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays,'s Bryan Hoch reports.

Young will start in left field for the second game in a row, filling in for Brett Gardner who's sitting out with an abdominal strain. The Yankees fear that Gardner may miss the rest of the season, and for now it appears Young will be his primary replacement.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

The Yankees selected Young's contract Tuesday.

Due to a .205/.283/.346 line in 254 at-bats with the Mets before inking a minor league deal with the Yankees, Young's new squad likely desires his glove more than anything. As such, he may be mostly contained to late inning defensive switches, with the occasional start to provide a day of rest.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Young signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

The Yankees' immediate plans for the outfielder are unknown, but Young will likely make an appearance in the majors once rosters expand in September. Prior to his release by the Mets on Aug. 15, he contributed a .205/.283/.346 line with eight home runs, 28 RBI, 31 runs scored, and seven steals across 254 at-bats.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Young has been released by the Mets.

Now a free agent, Young will look to latch on with another club, although it's possible that he'll have to settle for a minor league deal despite getting $7.25 million guaranteed from the Mets this offseason.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 8 months ago

The Mets designated Young for assignment Friday night.

The move was announced after Friday's game against the Phillies, while the expectation is that Young will be replaced by Matt den Dekker on the Mets' roster. Young hit .205/.283/.346 in his only season for the Mets after signing a one-year deal during the offseason.

Chris Young LF/CF NYY 8 months ago

The Mets are considering releasing Young, reports.

While a move may not be imminent, the Mets are debating internally whether or not to release Young and bring Matt den Dekker up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Young has hit just .205/.283/.346 this season and has only about $2 million remaining on his contract.