Yankees sign veteran outfielder Young to 1-year contract

Chris Young started the 2014 season with the Mets and finished with the Yankees.

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The New York Yankees signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year contract, rewarding him after his strong run in September.

The Yankees announced the deal Sunday.

The 31-year-old Young started this year with the New York Mets and was released in early August after a season-long slump. He made his debut with the Yankees in early September and homered in three consecutive games, then stole home in another game.

Young hit a combined .222 with 11 homers and 38 RBI for the Yankees and Mets last season.

Young has also played with Arizona and Oakland during nine seasons in the majors. He is a career .234 hitter with 155 homers, 486 RBI and 130 steals. He was a National League All-Star in 2010.