“It was a tough decision for him,” Snitker said. “He’s a gamer. We’ll miss him dearly because of what he brings inside this clubhouse, the energy. He’s chosen to opt out, we respect that. I respect him even more for doing that and (being with) his family.”
Minor-league coach DeMarlo Hale will replace Young. Hale joined the organization in 2019 after coaching with the Rangers, Red Sox, Orioles and Blue Jays from 2005-18. He’ll coach first base and work with the outfielders as Young did.