GIF: Chris Young makes ridiculous spinning catch in center field

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In Coco Crisp and Chris Young, the Athletics are one of the few teams with two legitimate center fielders on their big league roster. That has come in handy of late as Crisp nurses a wrist issue. Young has stepped right in and Oakland hasn't missed a beat on defense.

On Sunday afternoon against the Indians, Young made this ridiculous spinning catch just in front of the warning track to end the eighth inning. Since the MLB.com video is not yet embeddable, I give you a GIF:

Those line drives right at you are always the toughest plays, and the reason Young had to spin like that was because he turned the wrong way initially. It's one of those "great plays made possible by a mistake" things. Still pretty awesome though, that's full extension on the lunge.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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