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DELMON YOUNG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tampa Bay Rays shut out Indians to advance to ALDS

The Tampa Bay Rays won their third consecutive must-win game on Wednesday night at Progressive Field, defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-0.  The Rays battled through September to make it this far, and have been proven to be a team that can handle a lot of pressure.  Just two days after defeating the Texas Rangers in a game with the same stipulations, the Rays showed that they are...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays sign Delmon Young to minor league contract

Delmon Young is returning to Tampa Bay on a minor league deal after the Rays selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft. The club said Thursday that the 27-year-old outfielder/designated hitter will report to Double-A Montgomery. Young began the season with the Philadelphia Phillies after helping Detroit reach the World Series last year, winning the AL championship...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays sign outfielder Delmon Young

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.
Via Tireball.com
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Delmon Young and Rays share mutual interest in return

The Tampa Bay Rays and former player Delmon Young have what “appears to be mutual interest” in reuniting according to the Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin. What Young, 27, would provide to the Rays lineup is debatable since he was hitting just .261/.302/.397 prior to being placed on release waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rays are looking for another right-handed bat and...
Via Tireball.com
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

What is the market for Delmon Young?

  Delmon Young is still a free agent. I know you all hate him, everyone from Minnesota to Detroit, but the fact remains, he is only going to be 27 in 2013, and a career average of .284 with 89 home runs. If someone wants a little bit of pop from the right side of the plate, Delmon has some value. Obviously, this value is limited, but there is SOME. So who will go after him? Let’s...
Via The Rhino and Compass
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Did Delmon Young make worst outfield throw ever? (Video)

Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young may have made one of the worst outfield throws in major league baseball history during Game 1 of the 2012 World Series Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants. In the fourth inning, Giants pitcher Barry Zito singled to left field, which drove in Brandon Belt from second base. A good throw would not have made a difference in...
Via Holdout Sports
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss
GOOD GRIEF

Delmon Young makes atrocious throw

Being in San Francisco and without a DH for Game 1 of the World Series, the Tigers had Delmon Young play the outfield for the first time in 52 days in order to keep his bat in the lineup. Now you can see why they rarely let him play the field. Young, who typically serves [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackie Autry calls Delmon Young a ‘class act,’ needs a history lesson

Jackie Autry is the widow of Angels founder Gene Autry, and she serves as an honorary American League president. Part of her role as the honorary president was to present trophies during the post-ALCS ceremony at Comerica Park after the Detroit Tigers won the pennant. She did that on Thursday, and included some questionable phrasing when presenting outfielder/DH Delmon Young with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss
BRONX BAMMER

Young takes shot at Yankee Stadium

Tigers slugger Delmon Young, when describing his home run in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, took a subtle jab at the smaller dimensions of Yankee Stadium.

Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss
DUCK!

Flying bat hits umpire in the head

The life of an MLB umpire isn't exactly the safest especially since you have flying balls and bats coming at you at rapid speed. During Friday night's Tigers/Orioles affair, home plate umpire Tim Timmons was just minding his own business in the fourth inning when Detroit's Delmon Young lost his bat. Timmons didn't have much time to react as the bat bounced his...
Via Outside the Boxscore
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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