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Delmon Young is returning to his first franchise.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed the outfielderdesignated hitter to a minor-league contract Thursday, and he reported to Double-A Montgomery the same day.
The Rays selected Young as the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and played for them in 2006-07, when he hit .293 (226 for 771) with 16 home runs and 103 RBI in 192 games. In November 2007, he was sent to the Minnesota Twins, along with Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie, in exchange for Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan.
Young played for the Twins (2008-2011) and Detroit Tigers (2011-12) before joining the Philadelphia Phillies for 80 games this season, where hit .261 (71 for 272) with eight home runs and 31 RBI. On Aug. 9, he was designated for assignment and released Aug. 14 after clearing waivers and passing on an outright assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal first reported the news. Rosenthal also confirmed that the Rays are worki...
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The Tampa Bay Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor league contract on Thursday.
Young has been assigned to Double-A Montgomery.
Released by the Phillies a week ago, the 2003 first overall pick is back with the club where his career began.
Young hit just .261/.302/.397 in 80 games with Philadelphia and should not be counted on to be a difference maker even if he returns to the majors.
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...
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore took a large step forward yesterday, throwing a 69-pitch bullpen session that he and the team deemed successful. As an indicator of the progress Moore is making, he told reporters -- including Bill Chastain of MLB.com -- in a toung-in-cheek fashion that he was even wearing a "jockstrap and cup" during the session.
"I even had...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Delmon Young to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 27-year-old was released by the Phillies last week and will now return to the organization that selected him first overall in the 2003 draft.
Young played one full season in the major leagues with Tampa Bay before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in a trade that...
The Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and were trailing by two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday when Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called for Alex Torres the left-hander who seems suited for those situations.
Remember the time in early June when Torres came on at Detroit with the bases loaded and no outs and the meat of the Tigers order up? Three batters three outs...
I wondered a little why Mariano Rivera didn't just retire last season. I totally get why he didn't; no one wants to quite because you got hurt. After the kind of career that he has had--and the length of it--no one would have batted a eye had he said that he was going to go ahead and hang it up anyway.
But as this season progressed it became abundantly clear why Mo decided...
The Rays’ heart was in the right place.
The Rays decided to pay tribute to the man who’s crushed their hearts so many times, the legendary Mariano Rivera. A sand sculpture was erected in Mo’s honor and well…just…well…
That thing is not pretty. But I’m sure Mariano being the classy man he is was more than grateful.
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Mariano Rivera‘s latest stop on his farewell tour is at Tropicana Field, where the Yankees take on the Rays in the three-game series, and the Rays made sure Rivera didn’t leave without being honored.
Adding to his collection of a beach cruiser bicycle, a chair made of broken bats, a custom surfboard and a plane dedicated in his honor, Mariano was honored at the Trop with a sand...
NEW YORK (AP) Joe Maddon manages one of the best teams in baseball. And the Tampa Bay Rays could wind up going home after one game this postseason.
Then again, winning just one game shouldn't be too hard for the teams that survive the crowded wild card race. It's getting there that's going to be difficult in the second year of baseball's new playoff format.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled a sand sculpture to honor Mariano Rivera on the New York Yankees closer's last regular-season visit to Tropicana Field.
Rivera smiled and joked that he was taking the sculpture home when he saw it before Friday night's game. He signed the sculpture right under the words "ENTER SANDMAN 42."
Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals 7-2 on Friday night.
Jose Lobaton homered and drove in four runs in support of Archer (7-5), a 24-year-old right-hander who won twice earlier this season at Yankee Stadium, including a two-hit shutout on July...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals 7-2 on Friday night.
Jose Lobaton homered and drove in four runs in support of Archer (7-5), a 24-year-old right-hander who won twice earlier this season at Yankee Stadium, including...
When it comes to gifts, sometimes it’s the thought that counts. The Tampa Bay Rays will definitely be heeding that motto after their effort to honor New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera totally flopped. The Rays presented the sand sculpture seen above to Rivera on Friday ahead of the three-game series between the teams, which […]