The O's are also interested in signing Jack Cust to a similar deal to Young's.
Young spent time with the Phillies and Rays last season, hitting .260/.307/.407 in 361 plate appearances. The 28-year-old has hit lefties well over his career, posting a .303/.341/.471 line, and he would primarily be a part-time candidate at designated hitter.
Cust, who will turn 35 later this week, last played in the Majors in 2011 and batted .213/.344/.329 with the Mariners. He spent 2012 in Triple-A, with both the Blue Jays and Yankees organizations, and did not play last season. Cust is best known for his time with the A's, when he hit .247/.381/.457 over four seasons.
Baltimore now has nine outfielders, including non-roster invitee Quintin Berry, and is expected to have a platoon in left field this season. David Lough is likely one half of that.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.