(PHILADELPHIA) — Free agent outfielder Delmon Young agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, worth $750,000.
The 27-year-old Young batted .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs in 574 at-bats with the Detroit Tigers last season. He was named the American League Championship Series MVP after hitting .353 with two homers and six RBIs in 17 at-bats against the New York Yankees.
“Delmon is an experienced major league bat who will add some depth to our relatively inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,” said Phillies senior vice president & general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Young was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft.
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