Posted August 31, 2013

Report: Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies

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The Dodgers have acquired the Philadelphia Phillies. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young is headed to the Dodgers. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports.

Young waived his no-trade clause to allow the deal to go through.

He was a trade target earlier in the season, connected to teams including the Yankees and Red Sox, but the Phillies held on to him as the deadline passed. Because he was acquired on Aug. 31, he will be eligible for the postseason roster.

Young is owed approximately $2.9 million for the remainder of the season and will become a free agent this winter.

The 36-year-old has a .272/.333/.389 line in 507 plate appearances this year.


8 comments
KindaFondaBravos
KindaFondaBravos

What happens when you stock pile big name big money players onto a single team?

DIS is what happens: DIS-APPOINTMENT

It rarely works. Dodgers will fail in the first round. 90% chance of it. Sorry.

bigdinca
bigdinca

This is a great trade for the Dodgers. They get a first class veteran who can play all over the infield to give A-GON, Ellis and Uribe rest in September.  Donnie already said that Uribe was still going to be starting 3b so Young as a utility is perfect. Plus its a hell of an insurance policy in case something happens down the stretch for a double A pitcher.

MrTemecula
MrTemecula

I don't understand this move at all. Uribe has been playing a great 3rd and he's not a black hole when batting anymore. Why rock the boat with Young who does not have a glove as good as Uribe and is not hitting better than Uribe?

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@MrTemeculaDid  you and I read the same article?   Where is the part about Michael Young replacing Juan Uribe?

MrTemecula
MrTemecula

@JoeCabot @MrTemecula Nor does it say that Young a starter his whole career would be o.k. in a utility role...which I just learned this morning. So, o.k., everything is peachy-kean.

MARK7
MARK7

@MrTemecula @JoeCabot  

Ahh.. he is well aware of what his role would be, and if he was not ok with being a Utility player, he would have not approved the trade. Anybody in their right mind would want to play for the Dodgers, best team in baseball and now the favorite in Vegas to win the World Series..