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The Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Young, 27, batted .267 with 27 doubles, 18 home runs and 74 RBI in 151 games for the Detroit Tigers last year. Against left-handed pitchers, he hit .308 (56-182) with a .500 slugging percentage and, defensively, made 29 starts in left field.
In 13 postseason games, Young batted .313 with three home runs and a team-best nine RBI and was named MVP of the American League Championship Series.
“Delmon is an experienced major league bat who will add some depth to our relatively inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The first overall selection of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, Young is a .284 career hitter with 89 home runs and 482 RBI in 880 games for the Rays (2006-07), Minnesota Twins (2008-11) and Tigers (2011-12).
He has made 526 career starts in...
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The Tampa Bay Rays could continue to be in the market for
another bat, and they are expected to target either a designated hitter or
outfielder, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.
The DH spot is wide open, and a free agent seems likely,
though the money, of course, will be a factor as the payroll is already in the
$55 million range (plus incentives) and thus...
The Philadelphia Phillies have had a busy offseason. They have traded for their starting centerfielder and third basemen in Ben Revere and Michael Young, respectively. They also blustered their bullpen by signing set-up man Mike Adams and signed fifth starter John Lannan. With all of these upgrades they may have made their best signing, and … Continue reading »
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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...
It isn't unusual for players to have odd incentives sprinkled into their contracts. Some of these include performance-based goals. Others may include things such as loyalty, staying out of trouble, etc. But what about a $600,000 incentive for losing weight?This is precisely one of the incentives included in the contract of new Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Delmon Young. Philly...
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Last week, Jeff wrote about “What Delmon Young Was”, and he closed with these two paragraphs:
I haven’t yet figured out how Delmon Young hit that pitch for a home run. If you watch Young’s highlight videos, you’ll see similar batted balls that come off the bat faster than it seems like they should. That raw talent of Young’s hasn’t deteriorated with...
Delmon Young has some incentive to lay off the desserts: He can earn $600,000 based on his weight this season.
Young's $750,000, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies allows him to earn an additional $2.75 million in bonuses.
The deal for the AL championship series MVP, announced Tuesday, calls for him to get on a scale on six occasions to be chosen by the team....
The Phillies announced Tuesday they had signed Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract, which a source said can become worth $3.5 million based on roster and performance bonuses. Young has had many issues both on and off the field. A most recent incident occurred last April in New York, where police arrested him on a…
Earlier today, I wrote about how Delmon Young would be a terrible fit with the Phillies. Sure enough, about an hour and a half later, Young signed with the Phillies for one year and $750,000, and GM Ruben Amaro said he imagined Young as the team's every day right fielder. Twitter went crazy soon after the signing, with about 95% of people echoing the same viewpoint I had earlier...