Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Joba for Michael Young?
By Doug Mittler
There appears to be no shortage of interest in Philadelphia Phillies infielder Michael Young.
In Sunday’s Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo says at least 10 teams have made contact with the Phillies regarding Young, a free agent at the end of this season. One major league source, and it would "be an upset" if the Phillies held on to Young, who has been linked to Rays, Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News hears the Phillies are amenable to dealing Young and have expressed interest in Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, also a free agent after the season. Feinsand says that would be a “salary-dump swap” that saves Philadelphia roughly $7 million.
The Yankees need a boost at first base with Mark Teixeira sidelined for the season with a wrist injury.