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Young leaves game with quad cramp


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Chris Young, making his first spring start for the A's as a right fielder on Sunday, lasted just one inning at the position before he was taken out with a quad cramp for precautionary reasons.

Michael Taylor hit for Young in the top of the second inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium just minutes after Young made an over-the-shoulder catch in right field to rob the host Angels of a run and end the first.

"It's just a cramp, something you don't want to mess around with this early in camp," said manager Bob Melvin, who already planned to rest Young on Monday, anyway.

Before departing, Young doubled home a run and scored in a three-run top of the first.

The 29-year-old outfielder, who only played center field in his previous seven seasons with the D-backs, will see time at all three outfield spots with his new team this spring, as he's expected to play a roving role of sorts around regulars Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick this year.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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