Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Young shipped to Pirates

Delwyn Young ended up crossing the country, as he was traded to the Pirates for 2 players to be named later.

He was rehabbing his surgically-repaired elbow at Triple-A Albuquerque when he was informed that he'd been taken off the 40-man roster. It's not clear where he'll start with Pittsburgh.

A switch-hitter, he appeared in 83 games last year and hit .246. Not a major loss at all for the Dodgers, who already have 4 good outfielders (yes, I'm counting Juan Pierre, since he would be a starter on countless other teams). Like Jason Repko is finding out now, there really isn't any room for him. Maybe he'll find his niche in Pittsburgh, who continue to be a bumbling franchise looking for any sort of reason to cheer.

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