Chris Young signs two-year deal with Red Sox, source says

Chris Young signs two-year deal with Red Sox, source says

Signing Chris Young gives the Boston Red Sox nice depth and a strong platoon option in the outfield.

Young, 32, hit .257 with 17 homers and 52 RBIs with the Yankees last year and during the latter half of the 2014 season, in which he was dumped after struggling with the Mets.

Young proved especially productive against lefthanded pitching. After signing a one-year, $2.5-million deal with with the Yankees last season, Young posted a .327/.397/.575 slash line against southpaws with seven homers and 24 RBIs.

He figures to be a fourth outfielder for the Red Sox, who were already deep at the position and appear to be positioned for a trade.

Meanwhile, the addition of Aaron Hicks via a trade lessened the Yankees’ need for Young.

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