Yankees Re-Sign Chris Young
In an attempt to bolster their outfield depth for 2015, the Yankees have re-signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Young has other incentives in the deal that can make the contract worth as much as $6.325 million.
Young hit .282 in just 79 at-bats with the Yanks a season ago. A free agent acquisition by the Mets a season ago, Young hit just .205 in Queens before being released.
The 31-year-old is a career .234 hitter across nine major league seasons, mostly spent in Arizona. He does offer some power and speed to the Yanks. He has four seasons of 20+ home runs and two seasons of at least 20 stolen bases.
He will serve as a useful piece in the Yanks OF, as the Pinstripes have to worry about the health concerns of both Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.