Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL

Phillies sign Delmon Young for one year, $750K

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Young is headed to Philly. (US Presswire)

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

“Delmon is an experienced major-league bat who will add some depth to our relatively inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement released by the Phillies.

Young, 27, hit .267/.296/.411 with 18 homers and 74 RBI last season for the Tigers. In the postseason, he hit .313/.365/.542 with three homers and nine RBI in 13 games, winning the ALCS MVP.

A poor defender, Young played only 226 1/3 innings in the outfield last regular-season, but it appears the Phillies are set to give him a shot at everyday at-bats. Ben Revere is locked in as the center fielder, and otherwise there's Young, Domonic Brown, John Mayberry and Laynce Nix to fill the corners.

UPDATE: Oh boy. This is not a very good idea:

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook. Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: @MattSnyder27, @daynperry and @mikeaxisa.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 30, 2014
A-Rod not guaranteed to start in 2015 (3:15)
1 September 26, 2014
Derek Jeter's emotional final game in Yankee Stadium
2 September 24, 2014
MLB Power Rankings and Awards: 9/24
3 September 23, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the 2014 season


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now