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Orioles ink Eric Young Jr. to Minors deal

Orioles ink Eric Young Jr. to Minors deal
Published On: Mon, Feb 11
Apr 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. (22) is unable to field a double hit by Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (not pictured) in front of New York Mets left fielder Chris Young (1) during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles' crowded outfield mix gained another member on Monday when the team signed veteranA Eric Young Jr.A to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Young, 33, has played parts of 10 seasons with the Rockies, Mets, Braves, Yankees and Angels, most recently appearing in 88 games for the Halos over the past two seasons. Young confirmed the news, first reported by MASN, on Instagram.

A stolen-base champion with the Mets in 2013, Young has 162 career steals and an 80.6 percent career success rate. The latter number ranks 13th among active players with a minimum of 100 attempts.

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