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Orioles release Delmon Young

Delmon Young is without a team, and will now begin the process of trying to find a new home.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles announced today that they've released former outfielder Delmon Young

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Orioles have released OF Delmon Young.</p>&mdash; Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) <a href="">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Young had been with the team since 2014, but after a productive offensive campaign in his first season with the Orioles, he regressed significantly. In 180 plate appearances, Young had a slash line of .270/.389/.339 with a wOBA of .276 and a wRC+ of 71.

He'll likely be able to latch on with a new team, as it won't cost any prospects or any large sum of money to acquire him. Last season, Young hit .302/.337/.442 and produced a wOBA of .345 and a wRC+ of 120. While he has consistently been a below average major league hitter throughout his career, it's difficult to believe that there won't be a front office that's willing to take a chance on Young.