Braves Designate Matt Young For Assignment

The Braves have designated Matt Young for assignment, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman (on Twitter). The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Kris Medlen, who was activated off the 60-day DL.

Young, 28, hit just .208/.269/.229 in 52 plate appearances with Atlanta this year. He played all three outfield spots and second base, but spent most of the year in Triple-A, where he hit .273/.372/.347 with 17 steals and nearly as many walks (57) as strikeouts (59). Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and he could provide some relief to a bullpen that features three pitchers with 76 or more appearances.


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