Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Young can receive up to $600,000 in bonuses if he makes weight for the Phillies. A lot has been said about Delmon Young, including but not limited remarks about his rapid weight gain since becoming a Major Leaguer. Now, Young has incentive to see a new him the next time he looks in the mirror. The 2012 ALCS MVP will face six random weigh-ins from the Phillies – each time he makes weight, he will receive $100,000. The first three times, in order to receive the bonus, he must be 230 lbs or less, the second three, 235 lbs or less. Yes, you read that correctly – Young has incentive to lose weight but there is no penalty should he re-gain an extra five pounds. Young is currently listed at 240 lbs – assuming the first weigh-in will happen during the regular season, he has until potentially April 1 to lose 10 lbs, a clip of .15 lbs a day. Assuming a deficit of 3,500 calories is a pound of body fat, Young could maintain a deficit of 522.38 a day and healthily lose the weight by Opening Day....
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