Eric Young LF/CF ATL 4 weeks ago

Young has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinett on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Young struggled mightily in his time with the Braves, batting just .169/.229/.273 with no home runs and five RBI in 35 games. Barring an injury or two in the outfield, Young's role moving forward likely becomes organizational depth in the outfield.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 1 month ago

Young was designated for assignment by the Braves on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Young lost a starting gig with the Braves due to his poor production at the plate (.169/.229/.273 batting line over 35 games), and now has lost his 25-man roster spot with the club. If he goes through waivers unclaimed, it's possible he'll accept an assignment to the minors and hope for another shot.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Tuesday's absence from the starting lineup marks Young's fourth straight, as it seems manager Fredi Gonzalez is now favoring Cameron Maybin as his regular center fielder. While Maybin is striking out a nearly a 26 percent clip through 58 plate appearances, his .792 OPS is nearly 270 points higher than Young's mark of .524.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Young started three games in a row in center field last week, but he'll be back on the bench for a second straight contest in favor of Cameron Maybin. With a .169 batting average and a horrid .239 on-base percentage, Young has failed to consistently showcase his game-changing speed on the bases due to his season-long struggles at the plate. Maybin's similarly slow start is one of the major reasons Young continues to see usage, as manager Fredi Gonzalez is desperately hoping one of the two players will run into a hot streak and take the reins of the starting job for good.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 2 months ago

Young isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Young will receive the day off Saturday in favor of Cameron Maybin in center field. He continues to receive the majority of the starts in center, but neither Young nor Maybin has been impressive at the plate this season.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 2 months ago

Young is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Young started each of the last six games, but he tallied just four hits over that span, so manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to hold him out Tuesday. Cameron Maybin will get the start in center field in Young's place.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 2 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Young will give way to Cameron Maybin in center field and atop the batting order for a third straight game. The way things are trending, Young, who's gotten off to a 6-for-33 start (.229 average), appears in line for only occasional opportunities until his bat picks up.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 3 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

The newly-acquired Cameron Maybin seems to be eating into Young's at-bats, as the speedy outfielder will find himself out of the lineup for the third time in four games. His ability to steal bases should allow Young to at least see action off the bench as a pinch-runner most nights, but he'll need to show more consistency at the plate in order to earn his way back in the lineup on a more frequent basis. Young is off to a 6-for-33 start to his Braves career and owns a horrid .229 on-base percentage.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 3 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Friday.

Cameron Maybin will start in center field and hit atop the order Friday against lefty Jon Niese. Young does not have pronounced splits, so guessing when he will be in the lineup is a tough task. However, his speed on the bases makes him a threat for a late-inning steal even when he starts the game on the bench. Continue to monitor this situation, as Maybin has a shot at taking control of the starting job in center field.

Eric Young LF/CF ATL 3 months ago

Young is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Young, who tallied two hits, two runs, and a stolen base in his first two games of the season, will sit out in favor of Cameron Maybin on Wednesday as planned. While Young opened the season as the Braves' primary center fielder, don't be surprised if he and Maybin flip-flop roles once Maybin spends more time with his new team.