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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Apparently, Delmon's Brinks truck has been re-routed to Florida

DETROIT — Just a week over two years after Delmon Young landed in Detroit as a surprise waiver-trade acquisition, the reigning American League Championship Series MVP was on the move in August again, this time landing in Double A

Young reportedly is signing a minor-league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays — the team that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft — after being waived by Philadelphia last week.

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Young opted to start out with the Rays’ Double-A affiliate in Montgomery, Ala., rather than report to the Triple-A club in Durham, N.C., the site of his infamous bat-throwing incident.

Young was a free agent in the offseason, following a season plus with the Tigers, where he hit .268 with 26 home runs and 106 RBI. In 22 postseason games with Detroit, Young hit .280 with a franchise record eight home runs and 15 RBI.

He signed an incentive-laden, one-year, $750,000 contract with the Phillies in the offseason, but was designated for assignment on Aug. 14, after hitting .261 with eight home runs in 80 games in Philadelphia. He was released after refusing assignment to the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, once he'd cleared waivers. 


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