Now Commenting On:

Young to join D-backs' coaching staff

Young to join D-backs' coaching staff

Former Major League infielder Eric Young will join Arizona manager Kirk Gibson's staff as first-base coach, according to a baseball source.

Young will take over for Matt Williams, who is shifting to third base on Gibson's realigned coaching staff.

Most recently a roving instructor for the Houston Astros, focusing on outfield play and baserunning, Young concluded a 15-season playing career in 2006 with the Rangers.

He enjoyed his greatest successes with the Rockies, beginning in 1993. His son, Eric Young Jr., is on Colorado's roster.

The addition of Young leaves leave Gibson with three more vacancies on his 2011 staff: hitting, pitching and bench coaches.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español