Young gets a day to clear head

Young gets a day to clear head

Young gets a day to clear head
OAKLAND -- Left fielder Delmon Young was held out of the lineup for a second consecutive day, as he's had problems at the plate since being activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Young went just 1-for-16 with 10 strikeouts and a sacrifice fly over his last 17 plate appearances, so Ben Revere started in left field for a second straight night.

"As we saw, Delmon was scuffling along, and this gives him a chance to take BP and get out there and relax a little bit and watch a couple [games]" Gardenhire said. "So we'll let him get back in there tomorrow."

Gardenhire also said he's liked what he's been seeing from Revere, who brings a contact-orientated approach and speed to the lineup.

"I like the speed and the run-around a little bit, but we definitely need Delmon to get in there and get his swings," Gardenhire said. "It was just back-to-back days to get a breather and a mental break, and we'll go from there."