A’s activate Young from DL

The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from

the disabled list.

A’s manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for

Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been

out with a strained left quad, batted seventh and was in right


An offseason acquisition from Arizona, Young has struggled in

his first season with the A’s. He was batting just .172 with 15

RBIs in 23 games before getting hurt.

To clear room, Oakland first baseman Daric Barton was designated

for assignment. Barton hit .143 with one home run and three RBIs in

eight games with the A’s.