Baltimore Orioles stick with familiar name, re-sign Delmon Young

Delmon Young - Image: Patrick Smith/Getty
Delmon Young – Image: Patrick Smith/Getty

Delmon Young re-signs with the Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Delmon Young worth $2.25 million. In 2014, Young hit .302 with seven home runs in 83 games for the Orioles in a part-time role. The deal is pending a physical (Kubatko, Dec. 24).

It seems as if Young’s been around forever, the reality is he’s only 29 years old. The Orioles have a need for outfielders, they lost Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz this winter. However, I wouldn’t expect Young to be a solution for Baltimore there, his strong point is with the bat against left-handed pitching. Young will most likely get the bulk of his playing time at the DH position.

It’s odd that the Orioles have been so quiet this winter, they’re a team clearly in need of another bat or two, preferably outfielders. It didn’t appear that Young was getting too much attention from other teams while on the market, so it makes sense he’d come back to the team he contributed to helping win their division.

Anthony Rushing