Delmon Young LF/RF.. BAL 9 Hrs

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Thursday's 4-0 triumph over the Mariners.

The obituary of Young's career has been written more than once, but as Twain once wrote, the reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Signed to a minor league deal over the winter, Young needed a Nolan Reimold injury to even make the Opening Day roster. Baltimore hasn't overexposed him, but don't think Young's damage is being done only against left-handers. In reality, he has a shocking .830 OPS against righties (tonight's homer came off right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma) and a terrible .265 OBP and .673 OPS against southpaws. He'll remain a riddle until his retirement is official. Overall, Young is slashing a healthy .317/.344/.455 over 123 at-bats.

Delmon Young LF/RF.. BAL 1 Month

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

The homer, off of Mark Buehrle, was Young's second of the season and his first since April 8. Over 92 plate appearances, Young has a .295/.326/.409 slash line with nine RBI.

Delmon Young LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 4 Months

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 LF/RF.. BAL 5 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 LF/RF.. BAL 6 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.