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24 Chris Young RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 9/5/1983 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 20/11 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Chris Young replaces Carlos Beltran in right for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Beltran has 66 starts in right, including nine of the last 10 games. 

He'll be replaced on Saturday by Chris Young , who will make his 20th start. 


Yankees' Chris Young blasts grand slam in rout of Rangers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Yankees outfielder Chris Young put the hammer down, as he connected on his fourth career grand slam in Tuesday's 21-5 thrashing of the Rangers. Young took Rangers pitcher Wandy Rodriguez deep in the third inning to stretch the Yankees' lead to 15-5.

Young, who also doubled twice, finished the game 3 for 5 with five RBI. He also scored four runs in the rout. The home run was his 12th of the year. 

It wasn't all pretty for Young however, as had the misfortune of striking out looking against Adam Rosales--a position player--in the ninth inning. 

Still, Young had a huge night, as the five RBI matches his career-high.


Chris Young gives Brett Gardner a rest for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Minnesota, ending a string of 12 straight starts. 

Chris Young gets the start in Gardner's place. 


Yankees OF Chris Young not in Saturday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Yankees outfielder Chris Young was held out of Saturday's lineup against the Mariners, the team announced.

Young is coming off a two-hit performance during Friday's win over the Mariners. Young is hitting .277 with three home runs and nine RBI in his last 19 games.


Yankees' Chris Young goes 2 for 4, homers in win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Outfielder Chris Young gave the Yankees an early 1-0 lead on Friday, as he slammed a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. Young, who went 2 for 4 with a double, slugged his 11th homer of the year off Mariners young lefty Mike Montgomery, as the Yankees went on to win 4-3.

Young is batting .235 with just two RBI in 11 games (nine starts) this month.


Yankees OF Chris Young delivers two-run home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Yankees outfielder Chris Young extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a 1-for-3 effort on Saturday against the Astros. Young's only hit of the game was a two-run home run in the second inning to put the Yankees up 6-0, as they went on to win 9-6.

Over the 10-game stretch, Young, who also scored three runs on Saturday, is batting .460 with three home runs and 10 RBI. 


Chris Young hits game-winning three-run homer for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Yankees left fielder Chris Young returned to his hometown with a bang. Young hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to lead the Yankees to a 3-2 win on Friday.

"It's good to do it in your hometown; you grew up coming to baseball games, and now you're one of the players on the field. It's a little special for me," he said

Young went 3 for 4 and recorded his ninth homer and 23rd RBI. 

Young has now hit in nine straight games and is hitting .471 over the streak. 


Yankees OF Chris Young earning at-bats with hot hitting


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) A tear at the plate has Yankees outfielder Chris Young seeing significant playing time lately.

Young boasts an eight-game hitting streak in which he is batting .430 (13-for-30). He continues to rake against left-handers to the tune of a .379 average this season, the highest in the American League for those with at least 60 at-bats.


Chris Young hits in sixth straight for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Yankees left fielder Chris Young went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. 

Young hit in his sixth straight game and is 9 for his last 21. He now has 10 doubles and 19 RBI. 


Yankees LF Chris Young hits eighth home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Yankees left fielder Chris Young went 3 for 5 with a home run in his team's win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Young blasted his eighth home run of the year with a solo hot in the eighth inning.

Young is hitting .500 with three RBI in his last three games.


Yankees' Mason Williams leaves game, Chris Young replaces him


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Yankees outfielder Mason Williams exited Friday night's game against the Tigers with what appeared to be a right shoulder injury, according to the New York Daily News

Williams was injured in the bottom of the fifth inning and replaced by Chris Young in the top of the sixth. 

Williams' day finished 1 for 2. 


Brett Gardner returns full-time to Yankees' left field


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will return to being the team's full-time left fielder. 

Manager Joe Girardi said that Chris Young and Mason Williams would platoon in center. 

"I think it’s probably most important that (Williams is) as comfortable as we can make him as a young player,” Girardi said, per the Journal News. “And it might tax Gardy a little less moving back to left than being in center.


Jones, Pirela will be backup options to Yankees starting outfielders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) With Ramon Flores getting optioned to the minors Wednesday, the Yankees have just three full-time outfielders on the active roster -- Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran and Chris Young. Although, Girardi said Garrett Jones and Jose Pirela will be backup options.

“Right now, Garrett Jones is our extra outfielder, and we’ll just go from there,” Girardi said.


Yankees' Chris Young slugs seventh homer Sunday vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Yankees outfielder Chris Young went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Young tied the game with his fifth-inning home run, and the Yankees tacked on three more runs with another homer later in the frame. The outfielder has hit .223/.277/.455 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 121 at-bats.


Young, Pirela and Murphy all starting for Yankees on Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Yankees will start Chris Young at left field, Jose Pirela at second base and John Ryan Murphy at catcher against the Angels on Sunday. 

Young, Pirela and Murphy will hit sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. 

Neither player is hitting well this year. Young is hitting .220, Pirela is batting .237 and Murphy has an average of .200. 


Yankees CF Chris Young in starting lineup Friday vs. A's


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) With outfielder Slade Heathcott hitting the disabled list on Friday, Chris Young will get the start for the Yankees in center field and bat eighth against the A's. Young has seen a dip in playing time recently due to his struggles at the plate, as he has just one hit over his last 19 at-bats.

But Young should see a bit more playing time with the injury to Heathcott, and with Jacoby Ellsbury still out for a while. 


Yankees CF Slade Heathcott will start over Chris Young


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Yankees center fielder Slade Heathcott will get the start over Chris Young on Wednesday against the Royals.

Both Heathcott and Young are battling for playing time with star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury.

Young struck out three times in his team's 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday, while Heathcott is hitting .357 in just 14 at-bats this season.


Yankees' Chris Young batting third Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Yankees right fielder Chris Young is batting third in Tuesday's matchup with the Nationals.

The Yankees are without typical No. 3 batter Alex Rodriguez as the team is losing the designated hitter in a National League park, so Young will bat third for the second time this season. He has hit .267/.330/.558 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 86 at-bats but has fared much better against lefties, hitting .382/.488/.824 with three home runs in 34 at-bats against southpaws.

The Yankees are underdogs (+130) in the nation's capital on Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Yankees LF Brett Gardner out of Saturday's lineup, Chris Young gets start


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) The Yankees will not start left fielder Brett Gardner Saturday in Kansas City, instead giving the start to right-handed hitter Chris Young against the Royals lefty starter Danny Duffy.

Gardner, a left-handed hitter, is 1 for 5 against Duffy for his career.

Young will bat second in the lineup.

Yankees give Carlos Beltran a breather on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Carlos Beltran is out of the starting lineup for the Yankees in Thursday's series-finale with the Rays. Chris Young will get the start in right field and bat sixth for manager Joe Girardi.

Beltran had started 10 straight games for the Yankees, and all but one he started in right field. Over that stretch, Beltran hit .270 (10 for 37) with a pair of home runs and six RBI. 

He'll give way to Young who has been slumping lately, hitting just .250 with a double, zero home runs and zero RBI over his last eight games.


Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury returns to lineup Tuesday vs. Rays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Yankees center fielder and leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays. Ellsbury was rested on Monday for just third time this season. 

Chris Young , who started in center field on Monday, is on the bench for Tuesday's contest. 


Yankees LF Brett Gardner returns to starting lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles. Gardner, who missed Wednesday's game due to a stiff neck, will hit second in manager Joe Girardi's batting order.

Chris Young will start the game on the bench Thursday after getting the start on Wednesday.


RF Chris Young adds insurance HR in Yankees' victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Yankees right fielder Chris Young provided the Yankees with some breathing room Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Red Sox to push their lead to 4-2.

The homer was Young's sixth of the season.

Yankees' Chris Young, Chase Headley homer in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The Yankees picked up a pair of solo home runs in Wednesday afternoon's 3-2 loss to the Rays. 

Third baseman Chase Headley hit the first to center field on a 1-1 pitch in the fifth inning. Outfielder Chris Young hit the second, also on a 1-1 pitch, to left field in the sixth inning.

Headley finished the game 1 for 5 and is now batting .232/.284/.390. Young went 2 for 4 and has a slash line of .305/.369/.644. 


Yankees Chris Young gets start in right over Carlos Beltran


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's Subway Series game against the Mets. 

Chris Young replaces Beltran, batting sixth in the lineup. It's Young's sixth start of the year in right. He also has five starts in left. 

"Cy's been playing well. Righties have had more success off Harvey. I thought we'd put Cy out there," Girardi said to The Journal News. "We're trying because he's playing so well. The good thing is, we've run into some lefties. We'll see another one tomorrow. There have been some situations where I've been able to get him in there. He’s been swinging so well, we’re looking for ways."

The Yankees are -115 money line favorites at home against the Mets.