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A’s Put Chris Young On DL

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Right fielder Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics runs down a fly ball hit by Brendan Harris of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as second baseman Eric Sogard #28 ducks out of the way at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Right fielder Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics runs down a fly ball hit by Brendan Harris of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as second baseman Eric Sogard #28 ducks out of the way at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.

The team says Taylor took a redeye flight to New York and is available for Saturday’s game against the Yankees.

Young was injured during Monday night’s 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 30. He is batting .172 with four homers and 15 RBIs in his first season with Oakland.

The 27-year-old Taylor, once a highly touted prospect, was hitting .329 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 18 games with the River Cats. He went 0 for 6 with the A’s last month, and manager Bob Melvin says he is likely to get playing time against left-handed pitching.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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