The Washington Nationals are rounding out their minor league system while giving themselves options if they are faced with injury problems at the Major League level. This is evident in the signing of Delwyn Young. Young was signed yesterday to a minor league deal.
According to William Ladson of MLB.com, the contract does not include an invite to big league camp this spring. So, Young is going to have to fight his way up the ranks if he wants to eventually be called up this season.
The #Nats signed OF Delwyn Young to a Minor League deal. No invite to Spring Training. #MLB
— William Ladson (@washingnats) January 15, 2013
Young spent all of last season playing independent baseball with the non-affiliated Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League. He was in the Philadelphia Phillies system in 2011. However, he has not played in the Majors since 2010.
In his Major League career, Young has played in 344 games. He has hit .258/.317/.393. He most recently played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Majors in 2010.
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