Young left the Athletics in 2010 after seven years as the team's pitching coach to sign with the Red Sox, but is reportedly the number one candidate to replace departed Oakland pitching coach Ron Romanick.
Young still has one year remaining on his Boston contract, but there was already speculation the club could dismiss him after former manager Terry Francona departed. Boston's pitchers infamously struggled during September as the team collapsed and missed the playoffs.
As a player, Young was taken by Oakland in the fourth round of the 1982 draft. He has already spent 27 years in the Athletics organization, 12 as a player, eight as a Minor League coach, and seven as a Major League pitching coach. He is a friend of Athletics manager Bob Melvin.