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 announced Chris Young has been diagnosed with labral tears in both hips. He had surgery on the right today. The left will be later. Obviously, he’s out for the season.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 3, 2018
The Angels have Eric Young, Jr. as their fourth outfielder in addition to Michael Hermosillo and Jabari Blash in Triple-A Salt Lake.