According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Yankees have announced the signing of free agent outfielder Chris Young. Young, who was signed as a free agent this past off-season by the crosstown rival New York Mets, simply didn’t live up to expectations and was sent packing. In 287 plate appearances, Young, who had four seasons of 20 or more home runs over a five season stretch while with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was only hitting .205 with 8 home runs and 28 runs driven in for the Mets.
yanks sign chris young to minor-league deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 27, 2014
According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Young will report to the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League, most likely to knock off any rust since leaving the Mets. He will most likely be brought up to the big club once rosters expand on September 1st to provide bench depth, a right-handed power bat, and defensive depth in the outfield.
The Yankees signed OF Chris Young to a minor-league deal. He will go to Triple-A SWB. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) August 27, 2014