Eric Young Jr.

Eric Young Jr. designated for assignment by the Braves

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Eric Young Jr. began this season as Atlanta’s starting center fielder, but he quickly lost that job to Cameron Maybin and now the Braves have designated him for assignment.

Young is a switch-hitter with elite speed and some defensive versatility, but he can’t actually hit. His career OPS is .645 OPS and during the past three seasons he’s batted .235 with three homers and a .622 OPS in 283 total games.

His skill set could land him another bench gig, but Young is 30 years old and has been a replacement-level player for a while now.