Michael Young is coming to Philadelphia.
After two days weighing his options, the 36-year old lifetime Texas Ranger has decided to leave the only organization he has ever played for, waiving his no-trade option for a chance to play third base everyday with the Phillies.
In exchange for Young, the Phillies will send back 25-year old right-handed reliever, Josh Lindblom, and Lisalverto Bonilla, a 22-year old right-handed pitcher who split time between Single-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading last season.
Texas has also agreed to pay $10 million of Young’s $16 million 2013 salary in the deal. Young will also reportedly make $1.2 million in benefits in the trade, though who will be paying that amount is still unclear. The deal is still pending a physical.
Young, a career .301 hitter, is coming off his worst season ever in the big leagues. In 2012, he hit .277/.312/.370, while hitting a career-low eight home runs, and 67 RBI. His .682 OPS and -1.4 WAR were also the lowest marks of his ca...