Friday, November 27, 2015

Phillies release Delmon Young

The Phillies released Delmon Young on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week. Young cleared waivers and refused an assignment to triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Phillies release Delmon Young

Delmon Young. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Delmon Young. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

ATLANTA — Less than a year ago, Delmon Young was crowned MVP of the American League Championship Series. Now, the former No. 1 overall pick is a hired gun at age 27. A contending team is likely to take a chance on his bat.

The Phillies released Young on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week. Young cleared waivers and refused an assignment to triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Young was not productive. He hit .261 with a .699 OPS in 80 games. The Phillies will cover his salary, minus the prorated league minimum, if another team signs him. In total, the Phillies will pay Young approximately $1.75 million.

He best fits on an American League team. That way, Young could be used as a part-time designated hitter and bench bat. His brief time in Philadelphia will be remembered as a footnote to a forgettable season.

More coverage
VOTE: Who'll be the next coach/manager to leave?
POLL: Is Klentak the right choice for the Phils as GM?
Final season stats for Phillies
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates

Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter