New York Yankees Rumors: Yankees And Chris Young Talking Deal


According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have interest in keeping free agent outfielder Chris Young in the Bronx, and the two sides are currently in the process of negotiating a deal.

Young began the 2014 season with the Mets, and was not good at all, accumulating only 8 homers, and 28 RBI, with a .205 batting average. Young was released by the Mets in mid August, and signed a minor league deal with the Yankees less than two weeks later. Less than a week later, he was called up to the big league club as part of September roster expansion.

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Surprisingly, Young quickly became one of the hottest hitters on the team, putting together three homers, with 10 RBI, while batting .282 with an OPS of .876 in 23 games with the team. Young had his defining moment as a Yankee on September 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he broke up a no-hitter in the eighth inning, then subsequently blasted a walk-off three-run home run to propel the Yankees to a 5-4 win.

At the right price, Young would be a good fourth outfield option for the Yankees, considering Ichiro Suzuki likely won’t be back next season, and Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury are both left-handed hitters.

Young is just one of a handful of players the Yankees are looking to resign this offseason, a list that includes Chase Headley, Brandon McCarthy and Chris Capuano.

We’ll see if and when the Yankees and Young come to an agreement.