Orioles sign OF Delmon Young to one-year deal

Friday January 9th, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles have signed outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the deal is worth $2.25 million, plus $750,000 in incentives. 

Young spent the 2014 season in Baltimore, playing 83 games and hitting .302 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. 

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The 29-year-old has played nine years in the majors and has a career .283 average with 107 home runs and a .317 on-base percentage. He has also played for the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies

The Orioles designated catcher Ryan Lavarnway for assignment to make room for Young on the 40-man roster. 

Baltimore went 96-66 last season and won the American League East.

- Molly Geary

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