PHOENIX On a rainy morning at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Wednesday, Chris Young worked out in a cramped exercise room alongside new Oakland Athletics teammates. It was a far cry from the sprawling complex he'd used last spring at Salt River Fields but merely a small change in the big picture for the center fielder.
After being traded from the Diamondbacks after last season, Young faces a slew of adjustments with the A's, from new teammates and coaches to a new role and new positions.
"I know guys get moved around quite a bit in baseball, but it was a little different for me just because I had been there my entire major league career," Young said. "So it's been a tough adjustment period, for sure. I'm not going to say it's easy."
The first challenge Young faced was moving on from life as a Diamondback, the only team he'd known for all 885 games of his major league career.
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