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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Delmon Young and now Michael Young…I haven’t seen this many Young loses since Anthony.
In an effort to strengthen their roster for the stretch run and postseason, the Dodgers have acquired infielder Michael Young from the Phillies according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. It’s unclear what Philadelphia will receive in return.
Young, 36, came into Saturday hitting .272/.333/.389 (99 OPS+) with eight home runs in 125 games. He played third base almost exclusively for the Phillies, but he can fill in at first regularly and handle second in a real pinch. Defense has never been his strong suit, however.
The Dodgers have been getting perfectly fine production from Juan Uribe at third base. He came into Saturday hitting .268/.326/.395 (103 OPS+) with seven homers this year, but unlike Young, the various defensive metrics rate him as a strong defender. It’ll be interesting to see how Los Angeles uses their latest pickup.
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