• Phillies designate Delmon Young for assignment

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 9, 2013
    The Philadelphia Phillies designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment on Friday and made room for outfielder Casper Wells. The Phillies designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment on Friday to make room for outfielder Casper Wells, who the club claimed off waivers from the White Sox on Thursday. The Phillies were Young's fourth team in his eight-year Major League career. Wells, who has been part of five organizations this season, will come off the bench in the Phillies' series opener at Washington. Young, 27, hit .261 with a .302 on-base percentage, .397 slugging percentage, eight home runs and 31 RBIs in 80 games for the Phillies after signing with them club last offseason. A No. 1 overall Draft pick of the Rays in 2003, he had a breakout year while with the Twins in 2010, when he drove in 112 runs, but he has since been a .266 hitter with 38 homers and 169 RBIs in 355 games.
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