Found June 30, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
To this point, the Boston Red Sox have yet to engage in a “single conversation” with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding third baseman Michael Young. Still, a source told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that Young could find himself on the Red Sox’ radar in the coming weeks. There has been recent speculation that the Red Sox want Young “badly.” While Boston is still hoping Will Middlebrooks is their third baseman of the future, the 24-year-old has struggled mightily this season (.192/.228/.389). Jose Iglesias can handle the position defensively, but he doesn’t offer the kind of offense teams generally look for in a third baseman. Young’s numbers haven’t been eye-popping, but he has improved on last year’s totals. Over 307 plate appearances, the 36-year-old has hit .287/.345/.408 with 13 doubles, three triples and five home runs for the Phillies. While Young is currently earning $16 million in the final year of his contract, the Phillies only owe him $3 million thanks to their agreement with the Rangers. As a result, Young becomes an extremely affordable acquisition, assuming Philadelphia decides to sell this summer. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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