The team designated him for assignment on August 8.
Young hit .205 with a .283 OBP this season after signing a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason.
“It caught me off guard,” he said when he was DFA'd. “I wasn’t expecting it. I understood the playing time has changed, I realized that. I didn’t realize this was coming. The team has to do what is best for the team and I respect that.