Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:22:00 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins faces a difficult situation when OF Juan Lagares (hamstring) returns from the 15-day disabled list this weekend. Collins must find a way to juggle Lagares, OFs Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Eric Young in the same outfield. Collins plans to sit the group down this weekend and tell them they will all get regular playing time, but that they will also regularly sit on the bench. "I think all of them deserve to be out there at some time," Collins said Tuesday, April 29. "They all have a key part on our club, and I don't know how I'm going to rotate it just yet, but I think they all deserve an opportunity. I don't think there's one guy you can point your finger at and say, 'Hey, you're not playing'."
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:06:46 -0800
Former Colorado Rockies 2B Eric Young has reportedly emerged as a strong candidate to become the team's next first-base coach. Young performed that capacity for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2012 and has also served as a roving instructor for the Houston Astros.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:04:59 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are close to naming their next manager Tuesday, Nov. 6, with bench coach Tom Runnells, 1B Jason Giambi, former SS Walt Weiss and Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams the leading candidates for the job. The team also talked with former manager Jerry Manuel, former Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, Diamondbacks first base coach Eric Young and Texas Rangers minor league manager Steve Buechele.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:57:11 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have talked with Arizona Diamondbacks first base coach Eric Young Sr. and Texas Rangers Double-A Frisco manager Steve Buechele about their managerial vacancy.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:06:05 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday, Oct. 17, that they would not bring back first-base coach Eric Young and would also be adding a coach to work under hitting coach Don Baylor in a newly created position. Baylor, third-base coach Matt Williams, pitching coach Charles Nagy, bench coach Alan Trammell and bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock will return for 2013. All of the coaches, including Young, were under contract for 2013.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:12:22 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are not serious about signing free-agent SS Clint Barmes (Astros). They are looking for more offense at second base. In-house candidates for the keystone include IFs Chris Nelson, Jonathan Herrera and Eric Young Jr., who is playing second base in Venezuela.
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:10:49 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of most of the members of manager Kirk Gibson's coaching staff for an additional year. First base coach Eric Young, third base coach Matt Williams, bench coach Alan Trammell, bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock and pitching coach Charles Nagy had their contracts extended through the 2013 season. Hitting coach Don Baylor has not yet received an extension because he is managing a winter ball team in Venezuela and the Diamondbacks have been unable to contact him. However, general manager Kevin Towers said the team will extend Baylor's contract as soon as possible.
Tue, 19 Oct 2010 07:32:44 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks hired former OF/2B Eric Young as their new first base coach, The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports.
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 07:56:08 -0800
The Houston Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz reports the Houston Astros hired former MLB 2B/OF and ESPN analyst Eric Young to serve as a roving instructor. Young, who lives in Houston, left ESPN when his contract wasn't renewed.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:49:26 -0700
Thomas Harding, of MLB.com, reports the Colorado Rockies optioned SP Jason Hirsh, P Samuel Deduno, P Shane Lindsay, P Ryan Mattheus, P Steven Register, SS Hector Gomez, SS Chris Nelson, 2B Eric Young Jr., P Cedrick Bowers, P Matt Daley, P Brandon Hynick, C Michael McKenry and OF Matt Miller to the minor leagues Monday, March 16.