Young was optioned to Triple-A Reno after Friday's game against the Astros. Young has shuttled between the majors and Triple-A throughout the season. Though he's managed a .484 slugging percentage across 104 plate appearances, he's also struck out at a 43 percent clip while with Arizona. Luis Frias was recalled to make his major-league debut in the corresponding move.
Young remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Young closed the weekend with three consecutive starts at second base, with the 27-year-old going 3-for-10 with three doubles, a walk, two runs and an RBI over that stretch. Despite the solid showing over the weekend, Young still looks like he'll be in store for little more than a part-time role in September. He'll be on the bench for the second straight day Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks recalled Young from Triple-A Reno on Sunday. He'll start at second base and bat sixth in Arizona's series finale in Philadelphia. Arizona released No. 3 catcher Bryan Holaday to open up a spot on the 26-man active roster for Young. Though he'll be included in the lineup in his return to Arizona, the righty-hitting Young isn't expected to fill anything more than a short-side platoon role in the infield over the final month of the season.
Young was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday. Young hasn't filled a regular role for the Diamondbacks this season, though he does own a strong .924 OPS in a small sample of 67 plate appearances. A 49.3 percent strikeout rate has something to do with it. Ketel Marte (hamstring) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move.
Young hit a two-run pinch-hit home run Saturday against the Cubs. Young entered the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and delivered a home run to give the Diamondbacks insurance on their lead. He now has six homers on the season but has served almost exclusively as a pinch hitter during his time in the majors. In 58 plate appearances, Young has maintained a .224/.345/.653 line but is also striking out at 46.6 percent rate.
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