Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
1 month ago

Young has elected free agency, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young wasn't a huge contributor for the Angels this past season, logging 125 plate appearances across 47 games. He batted .264 and had 29 hits, which included four home runs and 16 RBIs. He'll be in search of a new team heading into 2018, though Young likely won't find himself in anything more than a depth role no matter where he lands.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

Young had his contract purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll take the roster spot of Bud Norris (knee), who was sent to the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. Young held his own while filling in for Mike Trout (neck) earlier in the season, slashing .260/.336/.396 with eight stolen bases in 34 games. Young is expected to serve as outfield depth for the big club, though he likely won't see much playing time with Trout, Cameron Maybin and Kole Calhoun all playing well in the outfield.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake City on Thursday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports

EDGE Analysis

With Mike Trout (thumb) set to come off the DL on Friday, the Angels cleared a roster spot by outrighting Young. The 32-year-old Young appeared in 34 games while Trout was sidelined and slashed .260/.336/.396 with three home runs and eight stolen bases in that stretch. He'll no longer have a spot on the 40-man roster, which complicates his route back to the big league club later in the season.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young continues to split time in left field with Ben Revere and will again give way to Revere ahead of the series finale against Yu Darvish and the Rangers.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young (hand) will start in left field and bat ninth Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Young will reenter the starting nine following a four-game stint on the bench that limited him to pinch-running duties. With his bruised hand presenting no complications during batting practice, Young should settle back into a near-everyday role in left field through the All-Star break. Once the second half opens, Mike Trout (thumb) is expected to be ready to come off the disabled list and take back his starting gig from Young.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young (hand) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hand injury Young suffered Friday will relegate him to the bench for a fourth consecutive game, allowing Ben Revere to pick up another start in left field. Even if Young is able to shake off the injury and return before the All-Star break, his time as an everyday player looks to be coming to an end with Mike Trout (thumb) expected back for the start of the second half.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young (hand) is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young is set to miss his third straight contest as he continues to nurse a hand contusion. He'll remain day-to-day for now, while Ben Revere will again draw the start in left field for him. While Young has been serviceable for the Angels', he's set to lose most of his playing time with Mike Trout (thumb) expected to return sometime around the All-Star break.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young is nursing a hand contusion and is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young first hurt his hand while running into the wall during a catch in Friday's series opener and will be limited to bench duty for the second straight contest. Ben Revere is set to handle left-field duties in place of Young, but both players are expected to see their at-bats dry up after the All-Star break, if not shortly before that. Mike Trout (thumb) has resumed taking batting practice and could soon head out on a rehab assignment before rejoining the Angels, at which point the team would go with an outfield consisting of Trout, Cameron Maybin and Kole Calhoun in most contests.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite collecting a pair of hits in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, Young will head to the bench for the third time over the last six contests. The 32-year-old has held his own as the Angels' primary left fielder this month, and he should continue to see regular at-bats until Mike Trout (thumb) returns from the DL.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Young is leading off and playing center field Tuesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

With Cameron Maybin getting the day off, Young will get a chance to show his stuff at the top of the order. The 32-year-old has been used heavily by the Angels this month, compiling a .246 average over 69 at-bats while serving as the primary left fielder. Tuesday will mark his 312th career game as the leadoff man.