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Young went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

Added 04/23/17 9:56 am (EST)
The veteran outfielder is sporting a .245/.344/.283 slash line and projects to see a decline in playing time with Jackie Bradley Jr. back from a knee injury. Still, Young has an impressive track record against southpaws with a .405 wOBA over 273 plate appearances dating back to the 2015 season. He's on the DFS radar whenever Boston faces a lefty.
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Young is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 04/21/17 3:30 pm (EST)
With Jackie Bradley (knee) returning from the disabled list, Young is expected to return to a platoon role in the Boston outfield, with most of his opportunities coming against left-handed pitching. Young is just 1-for-10 so far this season against lefties, but he hit .329/.410/.589 against southpaws in 2016 (compared to .246/.319/.446 against right-handed pitching).
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Young is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 04/20/17 9:41 am (EST)
Young's absence Thursday will break a streak of six straight starts in left field, over which he's gone 4-for-22 at the plate without an extra-base hit. Brock Holt will get the call in left for the series finale.
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Young went 1-for-2 with a walk in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

Added 04/16/17 10:08 am (EST)
Young's seventh-inning at-bat in which he came back from down 0-2 to draw a walk set the stage for Sandy Leon's game-deciding RBI. Young will play most days while Jackie Bradley (knee) is out of the lineup, but that window is closing this week. Bradley, who is eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, is set to begin a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday and should join the Red Sox in Toronto later this week.
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Young has given up four hits and a walk while striking out one hitter through his first two appearances (2.1 innings) this year.

Added 04/12/17 12:36 pm (EST)
Opposing hitters have tagged the veteran for a .326 average while notching multiple hits in each of Young's outings. The 37-year-old is on the last leg of his career, and his fantasy value is tied to whether or not he can sneak into the back end of the Royals' rotation at some point this season. Young wasn't overly impressive in spring training, and he'll need to show a better ability to shut down opponents if he wants to keep the lights on for the entirety of his 13th MLB campaign.
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Young will draw the start at designated hitter and bat in the cleanup spot Sunday against the Tigers, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Added 04/09/17 10:29 am (EST)
The Red Sox will get Mookie Betts (illness) back in the lineup following a week-long absence, but Hanley Ramirez (illness), Jackie Bradley (knee) and Xander Bogaerts (bereavement) remain unavailable, allowing Young to stick in the lineup for the fourth straight game. Though Young has recorded just two hits in 12 at-bats this season, all but three of his plate appearances have come against right-handers, who have gotten the better of him throughout his career. He'll have a much more favorable assignment against Tigers lefty Daniel Norris on Sunday, and his presence in the heart of the lineup could make him an attractive DFS option. Over his career, the 33-year-old has slashed .266/.364/.480 against southpaws.
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Young is hitting fifth and playing right field Friday against the Tigers, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Added 04/07/17 12:53 pm (EST)
Mookie Betts (illness) remains out, so Young gets a chance at a good spot in the Red Sox order. Friday may be a good opportunity to use him in daily fantasy games for a sneaky chance at profit.
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Young will start in right field and bat sixth in the order Wednesday against the Pirates, Rob Bradford of reports.

Added 04/05/17 3:14 pm (EST)
Young has beat up on left-handed pitching throughout his career, but he'll get a rare start against a right-handed hurler in the Pirates' Jameson Taillon with the Red Sox down Mookie Betts and Brock Holt to cases of the flu. Though he'll occupy some prime real estate in a star-powered Red Sox lineup, Young owns a career .225/.294/.413 line against right-handers, so he may not be an appealing option as part of a stack in DFS contests.
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Young (neck) tossed a perfect inning against the Brewers on Saturday.

Added 03/27/17 4:09 pm (EST)
Young returned to action after missing his last start with a sore neck, and the 37-year-old continued his solid spring. He's now sporting a 1.98 ERA across 13.2 innings. Young will primarily work out of the bullpen next season, while him and Travis Wood will also be available when the Royals need a spot starter, though it's yet to be determined who would be the first option.
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Young will be held out of Wednesday's Cactus League game due to neck stiffness, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Added 03/22/17 12:07 pm (EST)
Young was scheduled to come out of the bullpen, which is where he'll open the regular season after losing out to Nate Karns in a battle for the final rotation spot. It's unclear whether Young or Travis Wood will be the first option when the team needs a spot starter, though Young's injury could make it a null point if he's diagnosed with something more serious than ordinary neck stiffness.
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