D-backs activate Young from disabled list

Chris Young is back.

The Diamondbacks announced Friday that Young, who has been out since April 18 with a contusion and slightly torn ligament in his shoulder, was being activated from the disabled list. Rookie outfielder A.J. Pollock was optioned to Triple-A Reno to free up a roster spot.

Young, 28, was injured while making a leaping catch against the wall in a game against the Pirates at Chase Field on April 17. In four rehabilitation games this week with Single-A Visalia and Triple-A Reno, he went 4 for 15 (.267) with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI.

Young is batting .410 for the season with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 11 games. No other Diamondbacks starter is hitting over .300. Despite missing 26 games, Young is still tied with second baseman Aaron Hill for the team lead in homers.

The Diamondbacks were 7-3 at the time of Young’s injury; since then, they’ve gone 10-19.

The 24-year-old Pollock was hitting .229 (11 for 48) with one home run and four RBI in 20 games with the D-backs.