The Orioles released outfielder Delmon Young on Thursday, the team announced. The team had been trying to trade Young after designating him for assignment. In 174 at-bats this season, Young was hitting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBI.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette remains hopeful the team will be able to trade veteran outfielder Delmon Young, who was designated for assignment last Wednesday. "We're still working with a couple of teams and hopefully it will come together," Duquette said, per MASNsports.com.
The Orioles announced that outfielder Delmon Young was designated for assignment on Wednesday. Young was struggling at the plate recently, registering just two hits over his last 19 at-bats.
Orioles outfielder Delmon Young has had a rough go of things at the plate so far in the month of June. In seven games this month, the veteran is batting .214 (6 for 28) with one RBI and zero extra-base hits. Young finished May on a hot streak, batting .333 over his final 10 games of the month. He's been seeing some more regular playing time following the recent trade of Alejandro De Aza, but he's now trying to find some consistency at the plate as his season batting average has dropped to a .286 clip.
Orioles right fielder Delmon Young went 3 for 4 with a walk and two solo home runs in his team's 9-5 loss to the Rays on Sunday. Young opened the scoring with a first-inning blast then came back with another in the third inning to tie the game at 2-2. He hadn't homered in 115 at-bats coming into the game before racking up home runs in consecutive at-bats. Young has hit .303/.331/.395 with 13 RBI in 119 at-bats.