Chris Young OF NYY 2 days ago

Young went 1-for-5 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

With Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) heading to the disabled list, Young figures to be in line to step in and serve as an everyday option in the outfield. The team recalled lefty Slade Heathcott to fill the roster spot, but Young figures to draw the start most nights even against right-handed pitching with Ellsbury on the shelf.

Chris Young OF NYY 5 days ago

Young went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Young got off to a fast start to the season, but he's now 0-for-11 in his last 11 at bats, and is hitting just .185 in the month of May. He'll likely continue to get regular at bats against left-handed pitching, but he's slowed down from his hot April in which he hit .305 with five home runs.

Chris Young OF NYY 1 week ago

Young is in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Carlos Beltran was given the day off, so Young will enter the lineup in right field and bat sixth against right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.

Chris Young OF NYY 3 weeks ago

Young went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double and a solo home run, his sixth jack of the season.

He's forced his way into a semi-regular lineup spot thanks to his .317/.386/698 start to the season. Young's track record indicates that his batting average is due for a major correction, however, so fantasy players with shares in him may want to see what they can get for him while the getting's good.

Chris Young OF NYY 3 weeks ago

Young went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run and a walk Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

The veteran outfielder had hit a 2-for-17 slump over the last several games following his strong start to the year, and he was starting to strike out more, too -- eight times in that span. But Young reversed the trend Wednesday, looking more like the early-to-mid-April version of himself. The fine outing pushed his average back over .300 and his OPS back over 1.000 -- quite the improbable April success story.

Chris Young OF NYY 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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.