Rockies give Young another look in outfield
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Young is fighting for a utility spot on the Rockies roster with the starting second base job, which he occupied for much of the final month of the 2010 season, likely to go to, or a combination of the two. Young has been primarily a second baseman throughout his career, but played a handful of games in the outfield in both the minors and majors. He played 10 games in left field in 2010 and five in center in 2009.
Young got a late to start to spring as the Rockies allowed him to fully heal from a stress fracture in his right tibia. In eight games, he is hitting .278 with a run scored and an RBI. He has been caught stealing twice.
If Young doesn’t win a utility job, he has options remaining and can return to Triple-A. Scouts also have reportedly been watching him in case he becomes available in a trade.