The Oakland Athletics got a scare yesterday when their center fielder had to leave the game. Chris Young exited the game with what appeared to be an injury. However, it was later confirmed that he was just experiencing some cramps.
Casey Pratt of CSN Bay Area confirmed Young was pulled from the game because of cramping. According to the A's manager Bob Melvin, Young will have the day off today, but he was already scheduled for an off day. This is good news for Oakland as an injury to their new outfielder could be devastating.
Chris Young was acquired by the A's in a three-team deal that sent Cliff Pennington to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Yordy Cabrera to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins then sent Heath Bell to Arizona. The Diamondbacks had long-treasured Young for his speed, defense, and his bat. However, he never quite developed into what the team hoped he would be.
Young has spent the last seven years with the DBacks. This will be his first season with a new team. In his career, he is a .239/.318/.437 hitter. Young has shown power, but he struggles with strikeouts. He has struck out 130 or more times five times.
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