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Yankees add Chris Young to September roster

Sep 2, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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Last week Chris Young signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees after being released by the Mets and the veteran outfielder has been called up to join the expanded September roster.

Young flopped with the Mets on a one-year, $7.25 million deal, but the Yankees are getting him for a prorated share of the minimum salary. That doesn’t mean the 30-year-old has anything left in the tank after posting a measly .646 OPS in 195 games dating back to last season, but there’s no real investment or risk involved.

Young was last a productive player in 2012 for the Diamondbacks, for whom he played seven seasons while hitting a combined .240 with 132 homers, 112 steals, and a .755 OPS in 885 games. He’ll back up all three outfield spots for the Yankees.

  1. trbmb - Sep 2, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    This a move by Cashboy The Magnificent intended just to pass last year’s Yankee record size 56 man roster, The Boy looking to achieve a magic 60. Cashboy may be coming down the stretch on a brilliant player development career and is thus just looking for any available scraps to achieve another of his milestones. I must confess, I don’t view Cashboy very highly.

    • twinfan24 - Sep 2, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Really? You don’t like Cashman? You hid it so well

  2. drewzducks - Sep 2, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    A young Yankee? I didn’t think that was possible.

  3. sdelmonte - Sep 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    He could play well out of the blue and really annoy us Mets fans, but somehow I can’t see that happening. But all it would take is one well timed pinch hit homer, and we will be pulling our hair out.

  4. yournuts - Sep 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    goodbye beard!

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    If Ellsbury is seriously injured, he could at least be a defensive replacement or platoony-toon in the OF.

  6. pisano - Sep 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    He’ll add to the K total, I’m sure.

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