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Orioles sign Delmon Young to 1-year, $2.25 million deal

The veteran heads back to the Orioles after originally seeking a two-year deal.

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The Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with outfielder Delmon Young, according to's Roch Kubatko. The deal includes $750K in incentives, pushing its potential total value to $3 million.

Young, 29, was said to be looking for a two-year deal on the open market, but ultimately opted to go back to Baltimore on a one-year pact. He will provide outfield depth for a team that has already lost Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis this winter, and will look to continue the solid performance that led to his .302/.337/.442 line with seven home runs for Baltimore last season. Young will likely see plenty of time as the team's designated hitter, as well.

In nine major league seasons with the Rays (2006-2007, 2013), Twins (2008-2011), Tigers (2011-2012), Phillies (2013) and Orioles (2013), Young is a lifetime .283/.317/.425 hitter with 107 home runs and 550 RBI. He was the first overall pick in the 2003 draft.