Walter Young, 25, made his Major League debut with the Orioles in 2005, batting .303 (10-for-33) with one home run and three RBI in 14 games.
The 6'5", 322-pound Young was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft and has averaged 23 home runs, 27 doubles and 92 RBI over his last four minor league seasons (2002-05). He was claimed off waivers by the Orioles in 2003.
Over parts of seven minor league campaigns in the Baltimore (2004-05) and Pittsburgh (1999-2003) organizations, Young has a career batting average of .286 (713-for-2491) with 116 home runs, 137 doubles and 477 RBI in 677 games.
With the addition of Young, the Padres are now scheduled to have 55 players report to Spring Training.