Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Young was released by the Orioles on Thursday.

Young, who was rumored to be on the trade block, will end up a free agent after a disappointing half-season at the plate. After hitting .302 last season, Young has posted a .270/.389/.339 slash line in 2015. The veteran shouldn't have any trouble finding a new team, as he's much more appealing to bring in as a free agent, as opposed to via trade.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month ago

Young was DFA'd by the Orioles on Wednesday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The move clears a spot for Tyler Wilson, who was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday. Young was hitting a solid .270 on the season, but he had just eight extra-base hits in 174 at-bats. The veteran outfielder will be subject to waivers and is likely to wind up at Triple-A.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Travis Snider will swap in as the right fielder in place of Young, who will sit for the second time this series. Young's .285 batting average has given him a leg up in maintaining a lineup spot this season over underperfomers such as Travis Snider and Steven Pearce, but he's shown precious little pop in his bat. Just eight of his 45 hits on the season have gone for extra bases.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Friday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

He has started five straight games for the O's, notching five hits and five strikeouts over that span. Young will be displaced in right field by Travis Snider on Friday.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young went 3-for-4 and hit his first two home runs of the season in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Young hit third in the lineup with Adam Jones out, but he had not gone deep yet this season prior to Sunday's game. He entered the game with an OPS of just .641, well off his career marks. The Orioles designated Alejandro De Aza for assignment, which shows more commitment to getting Young playing time.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

David Lough and Travis Snider have both been getting more playing time against right-handed pitchers, leaving Young and Steve Pearce with fewer at-bats. This marks Young's third absence from the lineup in the last five games, and he still doesn't have a home run through 112 at-bats this season.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

With no designated hitter spot available, the Orioles will opt to use the better outfield defender in David Lough in their lineup during the series finale. Young went 0-for-5 in his lone start in the series Saturday, dropping his season batting average to .280.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

With the Orioles facing Marlins' right-hander, Henderson Alvarez, Young has been replaced in the lineup by Alejandro De Aza and Travis Snider will take the field in left.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Young will be held out of the starting lineup for the third time in the past five games as the Orioles take on another right-handed pitcher in Taijuan Walker. He's hitting .288 against righties this season, but manager Buck Showalter appears committed to getting Travis Snider regular at bats against righties, so Snider will slot in as the left fielder while Alejandro De Aza will slide over to right.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Young is back in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, batting cleanup and playing right field, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Young has been out of the lineup for two of the previous three games, but that appears to be just a byproduct of manager Buck Showalter wanting to get a couple of his lefty-hitting outfielders (Travis Snider and David Lough) some additional at-bats. On most nights, Young -- who is batting .280 but has failed to crack a homer this season -- should continue to occupy a spot in the heart of the Orioles' lineup.