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Outfielder Delmon Young has agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Phillies, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. The contract includes performance bonuses.

Young, 27, batted .267 with 27 doubles, 18 home runs and 74 RBI in 151 games for the Detroit Tigers last year. Against left-handed pitchers, he hit .308 (56-182) with a .500 slugging percentage and, defensively, made 29 starts in left field. In 13 postseason games, Young batted .313 with three home runs and a team-best nine RBI and was named MVP of the American League Championship Series.

“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,” said Amaro.

The first overall selection of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, Young is a .284 career hitter with 89 home runs and 482 RBI in 880 games for the Rays (2006-07), Minnesota Twins (2008-11) and Tigers (2011-12). He has made 526 career starts in left field, 156 in right field and 29 in center field. Young has batted .310 (281-905) in his career with runners in scoring position and .336 (115-342) in 89 career interleague games against the National League.


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DELMON! [View all] , bshelly, Tue Jan-22-13 03:01 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
good riddance
Jan 22nd 2013
Didn't he kill a guy with Trident?
Jan 22nd 2013
lol he did throw a bat at an umpire
Jan 22nd 2013
Fun, right?
Jan 22nd 2013
i'm so happy that explanation point belongs to me now
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
Incredibly, NONE in Minnesota
Jan 22nd 2013
-11.5 UZR in 29 games in CF, good for -53.5 UZR/150
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
Delmon in the NL? That is awesome.
Jan 22nd 2013
The best thing for him? 81 games in that bandbox Philly calls a park
Jan 22nd 2013
.336 in interleague is relevant here.
Jan 22nd 2013
How much do you think he can single-handedly change team ERA?
Jan 22nd 2013

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