Michael Young was taking grounders at third base when the non-waiver trade deadline passed, unsure if he was staying or going and unaware he was going to start at first base three hours later.
Rumored to be going to Boston, Texas or the New York Yankees, Young is still with the Philadelphia Phillies. So is Carlos Ruiz, Cliff Lee, Chase Utley, Jonathan Papelbon and everyone else mentioned in all the trade speculation.
For the first time in his tenure as general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't make a splash in July. In fact, he made no deals Wednesday.
''We talked about a couple things, but the bottom line was we didn't find anything satisfactory that we thought was going to improve us,'' Amaro said.
The Phillies entered their game against San Francisco at 50-56. They were 11 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Atlanta and eight back of Cincinnati for a wild-card spot.
Young, a six-time All-Star infielder with Texas, was hitting .279 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in his first season...