Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 14 Days
Getting another start after his big day Tuesday, Delmon Young went 3-for-5 with a double on Thursday.
Young was supposed to play against lefties, but after going 3-for-6 with a homer yesterday, he got the call again versus Masahiro Tanaka and capitalized. He's hit second each of the last two days. Prior to Tuesday, he hadn't occupied that spot in the lineup since one game in 2008.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 15 Days
Delmon Young went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday's 14-5 beatdown of the Yankees.
The Orioles pounded out 20 hits on the day and eight out of the nine hitters in the lineup had at least two hits. Young delivered an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and a two-run blast -- his first home run of the season -- in the sixth. We're not expecting much from Young for fantasy purposes this year, but he could still be useful in a part-time role against left-handed pitching.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 23 Days
Delmon Young had a lousy day as the Orioles' designated hitter Monday, going 0-fo-r3 with a strikeout.
Young hacked away against Jon Lester and looked awful doing so. He grounded into a double play his first time up, and he went down swinging in his last at-bat. He'll probably find himself on the bench in favor of David Lough on Wednesday.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 24 Days
Orioles purchased the contract of OF Delmon Young from Triple-A Norfolk.
Nolan Reimold getting injured again opened up the door for Young to make the roster. He should see some playing time at DH and in left field versus lefties.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 28 Days
With Nolan Reimold headed to the disabled list, Delmon Young will likely make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.
Young is in camp as a non-roster invitee, and Reimold's injury opens the door for him to head north with the club. The Orioles signed Young to a minor league contract in January after he split time between the Phillies and Rays last season. The 28-year-old was batting .286 in Grapefruit League games heading into Wednesday night's action. Steve Pearce, another player competing for a bench job, also has a good shot to make the team in Reimold's absence.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 1 Month
Delmon Young went 0-for-4 against the Yankees as the Orioles were shut out Thursday.
Young became redundant in Baltimore with the Nelson Cruz signing, but technically, the team still has room for both if it wants to play one in left field most of the time. Young, though, hasn't shown anything to make it more likely the team will go that route. He's currently 4-for-24 with no homers and no walks.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 2 Months
Orioles manager Buck Showalted admitted Sunday that he's been impressed by what he's seen of Delmon Young so far this spring.
The 28-year-old outfielder is a clear liability in the outfield, but could work his way onto the O's roster as a right-handed bat off the bench and designated hitter option.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 3 Months
Orioles signed OF/DH Delmon Young to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Young shouldn't have trouble earning an Opening Day roster spot, as there's playing time available for him at designated hitter and possibly left field. The 28-year-old hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games between the Phillies and Rays in 2013. He's a career .303/.341/.471 hitter against left-handed pitching.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 3 Months
According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Orioles are interested in signing Delmon Young to a minor league deal.
Young will be at Orioles minicamp this week, presumably for a tryout and physical exam. The 28-year-old hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games between the Phillies and Rays and 2013. He could serve as a part-time DH in 2014 for the Orioles.
Delmon Young RF/DH BAL 4 Months
According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have expressed interest in Delmon Young.
Miami would presumably ask the 28-year-old free agent to play first base. Young batted .260 with a weak .715 OPS in 103 games this year between the Phillies and Rays. He can probably be had on a one-year contract.