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Dodgers Acquire Michael Young from Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies an hour before the waiver trade deadline ended. Rumors are the Dodgers have sent a minor league pitcher in exchange for Young. Young had to waive his no-trade clause to allow the deal to go through. Michael Young grew up in Southern California as a Dodgers fan.

Michael Young Traded to Dodgers

While he’s not performing at an All-Star level, Michael Young is certainly an upgrade at third base for most teams.

Young was the center of persistent trade rumors before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, drawing serious interest from playoff-pushing teams such as the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles before the Phillies decided to keep him.

Young then cleared revocable trade waivers in early August, making him eligible to be dealt to any team. The Dodgers, who have gotten solid production from their third baseman Juan Uribe, who is batting .268/7 HR/37 RBI in 109 games, acquired Young to bolster the team’s clubhouse.

In 125 games with the Phillies on the season, the 36-year old Young hit .272 with 8 HR and 41 RBI while seeing time at both corner infield positions. The seven-time All-Star is a free agent after the season, and will likely draw interest from many teams looking for a consistent producer on a short-term deal. In 14 major league seasons with the Rangers (2000-2012) and Phillies (2013), Young is a lifetime .300 hitter with 185 HR and 1,025 RBI.

Since Young was acquired before midnight, he is eligible for the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

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Author:Curran Aiyer

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