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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
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.
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