clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Angels outfielder Chris Young has surgery on labral tear in right hip, will undergo surgery on left hip, also

The phrase hip, hip, hooray! is not one that I would use in this situation.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Entering the 2018 season, the Angels needed a fourth outfielder. That outfielder turned out to be Chris Young, who coming off a -0.2 fWAR, 88 wRC+ season was supposed to provide a veteran presence, capable if underwhelming bat, and defense at all three outfield positions (mostly the corners, though). That has not turned out to be the case, as Young has struggled to a .168/.252/.383 line in 128 plate appearances.

Today, that season comes to a close as Young tore not one but two labral tears.

The Angels have Eric Young, Jr. as their fourth outfielder in addition to Michael Hermosillo and Jabari Blash in Triple-A Salt Lake.