Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/15/14

SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 21: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers looks on against the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game on June 21, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Phillies have filled their hole at third base with Michael Young after the veteran has accepted a rumored trade to Philadelphia. The Texas Rangers will be paying $10 million of the $16 million owed to Young in 2013. Heading to the Rangers in return for Young are reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. 2012 was the worst season of Young's career after he hit .277 with a .682 OPS and just eight homers. The 36-year old Young played all four infield positions as well as DH for the Rangers this past season, and was below average defensively at all four. With no DH to hide Young at, the Phillies might be forced to use Freddy Galvis as a defensive substitute late in games, potentially moving Young to first base to spell the iron-gloved Ryan Howard. Young has also shown a widening array of platoon splits over the past few seasons, hitting just .257 with a .643 OPS against righties in 2012. In fairness to the Phillies, given the state of the fre...
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