Watch highlights of Young’s 13-year MLB career here.
May 25, 2021 – MLB Network today announced that former MLB All-Star outfielder Chris Young has joined its roster of on-air personalities as an analyst appearing across its programming. Young, who spent 13 years in Major League Baseball (2006-18), will make his debut on MLB Tonight on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET alongside host Greg Amsinger and analyst Sean Casey. Highlights from Young’s career can be viewed here, and you can follow him on Twitter via @CY24_7 and on Instagram via @c.y30.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the squad to talk baseball, mix in a little trash talk, have some fun and get my feet wet in the industry,” said Young. “Being fresh out of the game, I’ve followed it closely and am ready for this new challenge. I played for seven different teams in my career and I can’t wait to get started with my eighth.”
“Much like every club across Major League Baseball during the season, we’re always looking to improve our team and adding Chris is a perfect fit,” said MLB Network President Rob McGlarry. “As we head towards the excitement of Memorial Day baseball, we’re thrilled that Chris will be on the MLB Tonight desk to bring our viewers new and different insight.”
Young’s 13-year career began with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-12; 2010 National League All-Star), before joining the Oakland Athletics (2013), New York Mets (2014), New York Yankees (2014-15), Boston Red Sox (2016-17) and Los Angeles Angels (2018). Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in Round 16 of the 2001 MLB Amateur Draft, Young went on to amass 1,109 hits, 668 runs scored, 590 RBI, 288 doubles, 191 home runs and 142 stolen bases in 1,465 Major League games. In his 2007 season, Young became the first rookie to hit 30 home runs and have 25 stolen bases in Major League history.