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Michael Young smokes an RBI Triple during the 5th at the Bank on May 17 against the Reds. After many months of speculation about when Michael Young will be traded and who he will be traded too, it finally happened late last night. Michael Young is officially a Los Angeles Dodger. Not a New York Yankee, not a Boston Red Sox, or not a Texas Ranger. This trade surprised a lot of people last night but it was due to happen to since the waiver trade deadline was quickly approaching. The Philadelphia Phillies got in return minor league pitcher Rob Rasmussen. Remember, the last time the Phillies traded with the Dodgers they got Ethan Martin in return and he has shown this season that he has potential to be a good major league pitcher. Here is some information on Rob Rasmussen. He is a 24 year-old left handed pitcher and this season has pitched in Double A and Triple A. His numbers have shown that he has pitched better in Double A. In Double A, Rasmussen had a 2.46 ERA in 16 games and started in 14. While in Triple A, his ERA jumped considerably. His ERA is 6.46 in 12 games but has started in 10 of those. So it seems as if the Phillies have a project player on their hands for the most part but with the right teaching could develop into something. Now back to Young, he has been a pretty consistent player for the Phillies this season including last week when the Phillies were making comebacks in the ninth inning and walking off. He was a big part of the Phillies winning those games. This season, Young has eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 126 games with a .276 batting average. What made this deal happen was that Young waived his no trade clause. Young will also be eligible to play in postseason with the Dodgers. This trade makes a lot of since in the fact of that Cody Asche has been playing great since being called up. It seems that the young third baseman has solidified his spot by hitting the ball and playing good defense. So far this season, Asche has two home runs and 14 RBIs while batting .256 with a .312 on base percentage. Over the past few days, he has been dealing with a hamstring injury but the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Asche will be in the lineup for today’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Finally, with Young going to the Los Angeles Dodgers it helps out their bench but they already have a starter in place at third base and that’s Juan Uribe. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says about the third base position: Mattingly: Uribe remains the Dodger 3B. Young can play 1B, 3B. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 1, 2013 If you look at Uribe’s stats this season, he has seven home runs and 37 RBIs with a .271 batting average and a .328 on base percentage. He is one of the reasons why the Dodgers have surged into first place in the NL West. With Young now in Los Angeles, he gets a chance to win and play for a winner so in that case, the Phillies did the right thing but it will be interesting to see how he helps the Dodgers as they make their run towards the postseason.

Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young on Saturday. Young, 36, figures to get the bulk of the playing time at third base in September and had to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal happen. Young is hitting .276/.336/.395 with eight home runs., 42 RBI and 49 runs scored this season. Acquired last winter...

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LOS ANGELES Blink and you might miss yet another change to the Dodgers' roster. Just two hours before the waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers made another roster addition, one of several in recent weeks, acquiring veteran utility man Michael Young from the Phillies. Young is the second acquisition in the last three days, as right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed on Friday...

Michael Young finally traded as Dodgers deal for him

The Philadelphia Phillies had been dangling infielder Michael Young out on the trade market for some time now. While there had been some back-and-forth regarding the Phillies willingness to trade him, Young is finally on the move. The Los Angeles Dodgers had acquired the veteran last night and should help bolster the team’s infield en route to hopefully the playoffs. The Phillies...

Dodgers Acquire Michael Young From Phillies

  It appears Michael Young is on the move again, as according to ESPN, the Philadelphia Phillies infielder has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, for a minor-league pitcher. 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...

Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher

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...

Amaro Finally Trades Young

Gotta believe Michael Young held more value at the end of July than he does now.  Either way, he's gone now and Amaro got back a "prospect" from the Dodgers.  Our genius GM wasn't done there, no he managed to get something for the seemingly worthless John McDonald, as he went way to the Red Sox.  Young hit .276/.731, with 49 R, 24 DBL, 4 TRPL, 8 HR, and 42 RBI...

Report: Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies because, um, grit?

In some extremely surprising news, the Dodgers traded for Michael Young at the waiver trade deadline on Saturday night. I was down the left field line taking video of Matt Kemp's second at-bat in his third rehab game and I just sighed, heavily, when I read the tweet from Fox Sports. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...

Dodgers get Young, beat Padres

Adrian Gonzalez hit a tying single in the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Mark Ellis singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Saturday night. Just as the game ended, the Dodgers announced they had acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers...

Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Michael Young from Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Young waived his no trade clause to to allow the deal to be completed. The Phillies will get a minor league pitcher in return. Young was reportedly only interested in a trade to the Texas Rangers, where he spent the first 12 seasons of his career...

Dodgers reportedly acquire Michael Young from Phillies because … I don’t know

The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013 Young has a 0.0 fWAR...

Week in Review

There have been many changes made in the Phillies’ clubhouse during the month of August. In the last 31 days, former manager Charlie Manuel was fired, Ryne Sandberg was named interim manager, and Michael Young was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers to cap off the month. Changes to the everyday lineup have become common […]

Making Moves: Butera, Fife, Moylan, SVS, Dee called up + trades + MILB updates

The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. Eric Stephen reports the Dodgers...
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