Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/1/13
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher the teams announced Saturday night. The Dodgers plan on using Young 36 as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season. The Phillies will receive minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen who is 3-4 with a 2.55 ERA at Double-A Chattanooga. Young's postseason experience and reputation as a team leader appealed to the Dodgers. "I think he's a professional player that's got a chance to help us" said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "We've got a long way to go and when you can add people this time of year who bring what he brings you act. We've gone for it we'll continue to go for it." The Dodgers will owe Young about $1 million of his $16 million salary. They received cash from Philadelphia the same prorated amount the Texas Rangers were paying of Young's salary. He is a free agent after the season.
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