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Eric Young Jr. has had 14 at-bats since the All-Star break, and despite Collins' continued effort to get all of his outfielders playing time, the manager acknowledged Friday that Young's role right now is essentially a pinch-runner.

"He's another guy that understands it and gets it and keeps himself as ready as he can," Collins said.

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Eric Young Jr. has had 14 at-bats since the All-Star break, and despite Collins' continued effort to get all of his outfielders playing time, the manager acknowledged Friday that Young's role right now is essentially a pinch-runner.

"He's another guy that understands it and gets it and keeps himself as ready as he can," Collins said.

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Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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