The Tampa Bay Rays are one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and leading the AL wild-card race. But clearly, they are not content with their standing.
The Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor-league deal Thursday and are working toward a resolution on their waiver claim of outfielder David DeJesus, according to major-league sources.
The additions of Young, a right-handed hitter, and DeJesus, a left-handed hitter, would be intended to boost an offense that is 13th out of 15 in the AL since the All-Star break in runs per game.
Young, who has not played in two weeks since getting released by the Philadelphia Phillies, will report to the Rays' Double A Montgomery affiliate, a source said.
The Rays, meanwhile, will know by Friday at 1 p.m. whether they also have landed DeJesus. The Washington Nationals can pull back DeJesus, dump him on the Rays or arrange a trade.
DeJesus, 33, is owed about $1 million for the rest of the season, and the Rays would inherit his ...