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Brentz to see time in Red Sox outfield in 2018

One thing the Red Sox likely won’t be in the market for this winter is a replacement for fourth outfielder Chris Young, who is a free agent. Instead, late-blooming prospect Bryce Brentz, who was recently added to the 40-man roster, will get the chance to prove that he can be the right-handed hitter that will start in the outfield against lefties. …read more

Farrell rolls dice with Young, hits jackpot

When Red Sox manager John Farrell was compiling his Sunday lineup, he knew he wanted to get Mookie Betts a day off. Then in looking at the numbers, he decided to play the matchup and that roll of the dice landed on Chris Young, who came in having hit .333 off White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey. …read more

Buchholz, HRs help Red Sox sink Padres

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Chris Young hit back-to-back home run in the fourth inning and Clay Buchholz allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Red Sox topped the Padres. Ryan Schimpf hit a home run for the Padres, his 17th, but pitcher Paul Clemens didn’t make it out of the fifth inning. …read more

Pomeranz solid, but Sox bats go silent

Edwin Jackson struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings Monday, and Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run in a victory over the Red Sox. Boston’s Drew Pomeranz allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings against his former team, and Chris Young hit a home run in the eighth inning to get the Red Sox close. …read more

Farrell defends sticking with Young in 9th

Brock Holt was available to pinch-hit Sunday with no outs in the ninth and the Red Sox trailing by two runs, but manager John Farrell chose to stick with Chris Young against right-handed Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna. Osuna had just allowed a two-run home run to Travis Shaw in the at-bat before Young. …read more

Revamped Red Sox raring to go in '16

By winter, Red Sox fans had plenty of reasons to be excited for the spring, summer and fall. The impressive offseason makeover by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski landed the club an elite ace (David Price), a four-time All-Star closer (Craig Kimbrel), a fourth outfielder who thrives against lefties (Chris Young) and an underrated setup man (Carson Smith). …read more