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Delmon Young appears ticketed for DL to start season

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Delmon Young is behind schedule in recovering from ankle surgery. (US Presswire)

Phillies outfielder Delmon Young had microfracture surgery on his ankle in November, and it doesn't sound like he's going to be on the opening day roster. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has told reporters Young is behind schedule and might not be ready to join the club until mid-March, which is only a few weeks before the regular season begins.

“From where the doctors and the trainers have him at, I think there's a chance he'll miss some time,” manager Charlie Manuel said (via The Zo Zone).

With Young having to get his ankle fully healthy before getting back into shape, a few other issues come to mind.

1. Remember, there are weight clauses in his contract.

2. He's going to play right field. He hasn't seen time in right since 2007.

3. He already had brutal range in the outfield.

So we are talking about a guy coming off ankle surgery with weight issues who is transitioning to an essentially new position and was already terrible in the outfield.

Also, here was his response when asked about his weight (via Zo Zone): "I don't really go on the scale that much. I just see what clothes fit and see when I can go on the beach.”

Quite simply: It's hard to see how this ends well.

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