Orioles News: Baltimore Signs OF/DH Delmon Young To One-Year Contract

The Baltimore Orioles have officially signed outfielder/designated hitter Delmon Young to a one-year contract, announcing the finalization of the deal on Friday.

Per Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, "Young agreed to terms on Christmas Eve. The deal became official following the completion of a physical this week. Young will make $2.25 million in base salary with incentives that can raise the total value of the deal to $3 million."

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Team executive vice president Dan Duquette is excited to have a veteran like Young returning to the roster.

“Delmon Young is an accomplished major league hitter who had a nice year with a lot of clutch hits in part-time duty in 2014," Duquette said, via Encina's article on Friday. "Depending on how our team is structured, he could have a more vital role this season.”

Young, 29, hit .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 242 at-bats for the team last season.

In order to make room for Young on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated catcher Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. Lavarnway was claimed by Baltimore off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs on December 23rd.

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