Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 weeks 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.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 2 weeks ago

Young is out of the lineup Saturday against Anaheim.

Young returned to the lineup Friday after sitting out Wednesday and went 0-for-3. Alejandro De Aza will slide over to right field and David Lough will take the field in left.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Young is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

It appears to just be a regular day off for Young as the Orioles play in a National League park and don't have the option to slot him at DH even if he were to get a day off in the field. Alejandro De Aza will slide over to right field while David Lough will get the start in left.

Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.