A's place Chris Young on DL

A's place Chris Young on DL
May 4, 2013, 9:00 am
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Chris Young is hitting .172 with five doubles, one triple, four home runs and 15 RBI in 23 games for the A's this season. (AP)

The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the disabled list with a left quad strain and recalled outfielder Michael Taylor. Young injured his left quad trying to reach first base in the 15th inning of the A's 19-inning game last Monday.

Young ran in the outfield on Wednesday in Oakland and the A's hoped the day off on Thursday would be enough time for the injury to recover. His quad apparently didn't recover as quickly as planned.

Young is on the DL retroactive to April 30, and is eligible to return on the same day as Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson. Young missed time at the end of the 2012 season with a right quad strain. He is hitting .172 with five doubles, one triple, four home runs and 15 RBI in 23 games for the A's.

With Crisp out, now would have been a prime time for Young to step up in his place. The A's outfield depth has been pushed to the limits this season with Young, Crisp, and Yoenis Cespedes all spending time on the DL.

Taylor, 27, gets his second call up this season. He was recalled when Cespedes went on the DL earlier this season, but was promptly sent down when the A's acquired Casper Wells for cash considerations.

An extended look might benefit Taylor and let the A's know what they have in him. He was hot when he was called up earlier, but only got one start and six at-bats before he was sent back down. He is hitting .329 with six doubles, five home runs, and 16 RBI in 18 games with the River Cats this season.

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