Orioles re-sign Delmon Young


Delmon Young is staying in Baltimore, as Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the 29-year-old former No. 1 overall pick has re-signed with the Orioles on a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.

After years of being an unproductive regular offensively and defensively the Orioles moved Young into a platoon role in which he faced mostly left-handed pitching and rarely saw the field on defense.

He responded by topping a .750 OPS for the first time since 2010, hitting .302 with seven homers and a .779 OPS in 83 games and 255 plate appearances.

Young figures to fill a similar part-time role for manager Buck Showalter in 2015 and his returning on a one-year deal suggests few other teams had interest in him as a regular.