Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 1 week ago

Young batted cleanup for the Orioles on Sunday against the Red Sox and responded by going 3-for-6 with five RBI and three runs scored.

His move to the four-spot was likely due to his favorable splits against left-handed pitching, as Wade Miley got the start for Boston. Young is off to a great start to the season at the plate, hitting .368 with seven RBI through 38 at-bats, and could receive a boost in value if he continues to bat cleanup against lefties.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 weeks ago

Young will serve as designated hitter and bat fifth for Friday's game against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays.

Young should be a fixture in the lineup against left-handed pitching, as his 2014 reverse platoon splits appear to be an anomaly. He wasn't in the lineup for any of Baltimore's first three games, even though David Lough (hamstring) is on the disabled list. That doesn't bode well for Young's workload, as Lough's return will add another left-handed bat to Baltimore's outfield mix.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month ago

Young appears set for more at-bats with the Orioles than last year, according to MASN Sports.

Young appeared in 83 games last year and had 255 plate appearances. The Orioles used him in stretches, but mostly lined him up against left-handers. It remains to be seen whether the Orioles will actually use him in an expanded role, considering he will battle for at-bats with Steve Pearce, Alejandro De Aza, Travis Snider and an additional backup outfielder.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 months ago

Young's signing became official Friday after he passed his physical, MASN Sports reports.

Another outfield signing could be pending as the Orioles continue to court Colby Rasmus, but as of now Young is set to be a heavy contributor in 2015. In 2014, Young was .312/.357/.452 against left-handers, but he dipped to .282/.299/.424 against right-handers.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 months ago

Young will take his physical next Wednesday before making his new deal with the Orioles official, MASN Sports reports.

Young's role remains to be determined as the Orioles continue to look for outfield help. At worst, he should platoon to hit left-handers as he did in 2014 when he slashed .302/.337/.442. At best, Young could fill a full time role in left field.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 months ago

Young agreed to a one-year deal with the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Young had a decent season offensively in 2014, batting .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He doesn't appear to be an everyday player anymore, but will likely see time both at designated hitter and in left field for the Orioles in 2015.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 7 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Wednesday against against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Young will sit Wednesday for the third straight game in a row, with Nelson Cruz serving as the designated hitter and David Lough as the left fielder. Young is hitting .321 over 28 at-bats in September. The Orioles have already clinched their playoff spot, so the team may just be resting a few of their starters at this point.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 7 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, CSN's Rich Dubroff reports.

Young started the last two games for the playoff-bound Orioles but will return to the bench, as Alejandro De Aza and Nelson Cruz serve as the left fielder and designated hitter, respectively. Young is hitting .321 with a triple and three RBI in 28 at-bats this month.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 8 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Young will sit Friday for a fourth straight day, with David Lough in left and Nelson Cruz serving as the designated hitter in the opener against Tampa Bay. There has been no word of an injury to Young, but it's possible he's dealing with something and the team just hasn't disclosed it yet.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 8 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

With manager Buck Showalter preferring to give Adam Jones a day out of the field, Young will be bumped out of DH duties. He'll sit for the third time in four days, and may have to settle for part-time duty the rest of the way following the recent acquisitions of Kelly Johnson and Alejandro De Aza, who both figure to see semi-frequent at-bats themselves.