New York Yankees fans aren’t looking to grow accustomed to the team missing out on the playoffs. The front office will have plenty of work to do this season to build a postseason contender, and they’ve apparently found a way to secure supporting talent for a reasonable price tag.

The Yankees have reached a one-year deal with outfielder Chris Young, per ESPN’s Buster Olney :

USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale also reports that Young will be incentivized to play well and hold down a spot in the everyday lineup:

Young is a nine-year pro who can play all three outfield positions. He started off the 2014 season playing for the New York Mets, but the team cut him loose after Young hit just .205 through 88 games. A move to Yankee Stadium did his bat some good, as the 31-year-old hit .282 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 23 games in pinstripes.

WFAN’s Sweeny Murti noted Young made a strong impression on the team during that month:

It will be tough to crack an outfield that features the lefty bats of Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, but Young could turn out to be a fine utility option. There are concerns about the sustainability of his offensive production—Young sports a paltry .313 career on-base percentage—but his solid glove work should make him a viable contributor.

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