Chris Young OF NYY 6 days ago

Young will start in left field and bat second for Wednesday's contest against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Chris Young has been regularly inserted into the lineup against left-handed pitching, so he'll get another start with southpaw David Price on the mound. The outfielder has been swinging well as he's batting .344 with four homers in 12 games this season, so he could continue hitting higher in the order if he's able to keep up this level of production.

Chris Young OF NYY 1 week ago1 Comment

Young went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Saturday's win against the Rays.

Young has been swinging well when getting the chance, slashing .276/.344/.690 with three homers and eight RBI in 10 games. Manager Joe Girardi has been committed to getting Young in the lineup against left-handers, but the outfield and DH depth seem to be too crowded for the opportunity to earn anything more than that.

Chris Young OF NYY 2 weeks ago

Young went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Young has been slotted into the lineup three games in a row, and is 2-for-9 thus far on the season. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that Young will start most nights with a lefty on the mound, but more productive at bats against righties like his home run off Alexi Ogando could keep him in the lineup more often.

Chris Young OF NYY 3 weeks ago

Young will start against left-handed pitchers, The Westchester Journal News reports.

With Alex Rodriguez representing the team's lone regular that is a true right-handed hitter, manager Joe Girardi indicated that he'd try to get more righty bats in the lineup with a lefty on the mound. Young will likely serve to give either Brett Gardner or Jacoby Ellsbury a day off in the outfield, or could be slotted into the DH role against southpaws.

Chris Young OF NYY 1 month 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 OF NYY 6 months ago

Young agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million (plus incentives) contract with the Yankees on Saturday, ESPNNewYork.com 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 OF NYY 7 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Monday versus the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com 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 OF NYY 8 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 OF NYY 8 months ago

Young is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays, MLB.com'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 OF NYY 8 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.