Delmon Young checked into Camp Clearwater on Friday, the day position players had to arrive before Saturday’s first full squad workout of the spring.
Young had a physical as apart of the routine of checking in. Young does not know how much he weighs.
“I don't really go on the scale that much,” Young said Friday at Bright House Field. “I just see what clothes fit and see when I can go on the beach.”
Young then added that it’s too cold to go to the beach.
Young not knowing his current weight – or not revealing it - is just a little interesting because Young, who signed a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Phillies last month that includes incentives were he can earn almost the same amount just for making weight.
Young will be weighed by the Phillies six times this season.
He can earn $100,000 for each time he makes weight. Young has to be under 230 the first three weigh-ins and under 235 in the latter three.
When he met with reporters on last month at Citizens Bank Park, Young said he weighed 238 pounds. On Opening Day last season, he weighed in at 225 pounds.
Perhaps more important than his weight was the microfracture surgery he had on his right ankle in November. Young, who is making the transition to right field, a position he hasn’t played since 2007, is expected to be limited this spring.
“The ankle is feeling good but I'm not a doctor,” Young said. “So when the doctor tells me when everything will be ready, I'll be out there. I'm not going to put any date on it.”
Charlie Manuel said he expects Young to miss some time.
So rather than having one opening in the outfield, in left, the Phillies really have two, in each of the two corner outfield spots. Regardless, expect Domonic Brown and Darin Ruf to lead the Phillies in at-bats during Grapefruit League play.