Red Sox agree to 2-year, $13M deal with OF Chris Young

The Boston Red Sox have agreed on a two-year contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young.

The deal, which is worth $13 million, according to a source, was officially announced by the Red Sox on Wednesday. The team did not disclose terms of the contract.

Young, 32, is a .235 hitter with 169 career home runs over parts of 10 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets and New York Yankees.

He hit 14 home runs and slugged .453 in 140 games with the Yankees last season.

Young gives the Red Sox an established veteran hitter in an outfield that currently consists of Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Pitcher Roman Mendez was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to make room for Young on the 40-man roster.