Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers
The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2 million in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension.
The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season.
In exchange, the Phillies will send Josh Lindblom and minor leaguer Lisalverto Bonilla to Texas.
Nice deal for the Phillies who get a quality third baseman for $6 million.
Original Post 9:00 AM
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to reporters yesterday and confirmed that as a result of trading Vance Worley to obtain outfielder Ben Revere, he is keying in on a one or two low risk, high reward pitchers, while they await for an answer from the Rangers on Michael Young, whom they made a trade offer for.
Initially, Amaro said he might be willing to fill the rotation spot vacated by Worley from within the organization, but conceded that he is more inclined to sign a free agent.
“We’re looking for a low-risk, high-reward type of guy,” the general manager said Friday night. “We’ve been exploring the market, and there are a lot of pitchers still out there.”
One such pitcher that has popped up is former Nationals’ starter John Lannan, 28, who was non-tendered last month. The lefthander is beginning to garner some interest and will not be as expensive as other options on the market with the same skill set after spending time in the minors.
The Phillies’ goals this offseason was to add a leadoff hitter with speed to the lineup which they believe they accomplished with Revere. They are also in search of a corner outfielder with righthanded power and are talking to Cody Ross. If Rangers accepts offer on Young it fulfills what they called their primary objective which was to add a third baseman.
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