Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Ken Rosenthal  |  Last updated 8/22/13
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 ...
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