Delmon Young runs for consecutive days

Phillies right fielder Delmon Young. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Delmon Young took batting practice before Sunday's St. Patrick's Day tilt with the Baltimore Orioles.

It's beomce a regular activity for the veteran outfielder since returning from getting his surgically-repaired right ankle checked out by a doctor in California nearly two weeks ago. So what's new with Young's rehab?

In addition to hitting on the field with his teammates, Young ran for the second time in as many days and the third time since Thursday. Initially, he was cleared to run on a treadmill, but he progressed to running on flat ground within the last week.

"Right now everything is going good," Young said Sunday. "Hitting feels fine, throwing feels fine. I’m just running, trying to build up the strength in my foot and my legs, and the stamina in general."

Young said he will continue to progress on a day-to-day basis, depending on how he feels. There is so timetable for when he will actually get onto the field an in a game in Clearwater, and it may be after the Phillies leave town a week from Thursday.

Young is set to start the season on the DL following surgery in November. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said earlier this month that he expects Young to be back in mid-to-late April.

The 27-year-old Young, the 2012 ALCS MVP and former first overall pick, signed an incentive-laden, one-year, $750,000 deal with the Phillies in January.


The United States got knocked out of the World Baseball Classic on Friday night. It's Sunday. 

Where is Jimmy Rollins?

The United States and Phillies starting shortstop was given an extra day from Ruben Amaro Jr. He will be back in camp and is scheduled to play in a minor league game at the Carpenter Complex on Monday. 

Also: Rollins will appear on "The Cleveland Show" on FOX at 8:30 p.m.