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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

AZ Central: D-Backs’ demotion of Young ‘difficult’

The cast of “Reno 911” receives reinforcements…

Just two years ago, during a rookie season that ended in the National League Championship Series, Young hit 32 home runs and stole 27 bases. On April 8, 2008, he signed a five-year contract worth $28 million that secured Young’s place among the team’s core. He struggled early that season but finished with 22 home runs and 85 RBIs. The momentum stopped there.

Entering Monday, Young was hitting .194, the lowest average among those with enough at-bats to qualify for the NL batting title. Although he still is more than reliable with the glove, his power numbers aren’t the same - only seven home runs and 28 RBIs.

Chris Young even locked himself in the visitor’s dugout bathroom in Washington to avoid this, but alas…

1k5v3L Posted: August 11, 2009 at 05:05 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris Pummer Posted: August 11, 2009 at 02:06 PM (#3288696)
Is that a Jeff Liefer joke? Because he didn't want to be remembered as the guy who got stuck in the bathroom.
   2. Toolsy McClutch Posted: August 11, 2009 at 03:07 PM (#3288807)
I had him pegged as my fantasy CF. I could take the low BA, but the lack of steals and HRs and any other offense killed me.

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