Chris Young
LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Young was officially added to the Red Sox's ALDS roster Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox removed Eduardo Nunez from the 25-man roster following his unfortunate knee injury Thursday and have elected to fill the void on the roster with reserve outfielder Chris Young. The 12-year veteran slashed .235/.322/.387 in 276 plate appearances and likely won't function as anything more than a bench bat for the remainder of the series.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Young went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, an RBI and a run against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Only the homer was missing from his bid for a cycle. Young had appeared in only three of Boston's prior 12 games, going 0-for-11 in that span, so this big game will surely have him feeling better about himself, but he's still just a reserve piece in the outfield who won't find a home on many fantasy rosters.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Young was added to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Young was set to come off the bench Saturday as he regularly does, but fellow outfielder Mookie Betts (foot) was a late scratch, and Young will get the start in his place. He will man right field and hit seventh in Boston's batting order.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Young's struggles against left-handers this season has gotten to the point where manager John Farrell will not platoon him against southpaws, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. "I think there comes a point here where it's, 'You know what, we have to pay closer attention to what is currently taking place to win today at basically all costs,'" said the manager.

EDGE Analysis

Young has made a living mashing left-handers, but is hititng .191 off them this season. As such, Farrell will no longer reflexively put him in the lineup against left-handed starters.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
5 months ago

Young will serve as the Red Sox's designated hitter and bat fifth Sunday against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackie Bradley's (thumb) recent placement on the disabled list has opened up some extra at-bats for Young, who will collect his third straight start Sunday. According to Scott Lauber of ESPN.com, Bradley was able to resume swinging a bat Sunday and could be activated from the disabled list during the upcoming week, at which point Young will likely fade back into a reserve role.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Young is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young will be back on the bench following a string of three straight starts, as the return of Dustin Pedroia (knee) from the disabled list leaves no extra lineup spot available. With Hanley Ramirez (oblique) expected back Wednesday, Young's path to consistent at-bats will only become more difficult.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Young went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and five RBI during Sunday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Young made a rare appearance in the cleanup spot and did major damage Sunday. The veteran is playing sparingly and sports a mediocre .251/.332/.428 slash line for the campaign, so his fantasy value remains limited, so Young should probably be left to cavernous settings.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Young will start in right field and bat cleanup Sunday against the White Sox, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's only the fifth start in the last 15 games for Young, who enters the lineup with Mookie Betts receiving the day off for rest. Young likely won't see many at-bats so long as the regular outfield trio of Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley remains healthy, but he could have some appeal as a punt-play option in daily contests, especially in situations like Sunday where he occupies a prominent spot in the lineup.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Young will occupy the cleanup spot and serve as the Red Sox's designated hitter for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell wanted to give Hanley Ramirez a break for one of the two contests, so the 33-year-old will sit out the matinee, opening up a lineup spot for Young, who has gone 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the series. Young's at-bats have been quite sporadic since about mid-April, but his season-long statistics haven't suffered much as a result. Over 178 plate appearances this season, Young is slashing a palatable .248/.331/.376.

Chris Young
LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Young has three hits in only 11 at-bats over Boston's last 11 games.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old holds a .255/.339/.386 slash line with four home runs in 153 at-bats this season. Young is nothing more than a fourth outfielder for Boston at this point, and hasn't seen an extended stretch of starts since center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.'s stint on the disabled list back in mid-April