by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young singled twice, struck out twice and accounted for one run Wednesday against the Indians. He's now hit safely in four of his last five games, which includes three multi-hit performances.
Young is batting .389 (7 for 18) with one RBI and two doubles in his last five games after batting .130 with three RBI in his first eight games. Young is batting .244 through 13 games.
Manager feels Delmon Young is 'starting to come around'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants for the first time in eight games since he came off the disabled list April 30. Unfortunately, Young has struggled since recording two hits in his first game, entering play Wednesday mired in a 1-for-17 slump.
"His hitting is starting to come around," Phillies manager Manuel said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's been getting some at-bats and stuff, but he's been in the minor leagues against young pitchers. He hasn't seen any command and the location like major-league pitchers have got. That makes a difference."
Delmon Young not in outfield Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Phillies right fielder Delmon Young, who was originally scheduled to make his right-field debut Wednesday against the White Sox, is instead in the lineup as the team's designated hitter. Manager Charlie Manuel has decided to delay Young's defensive debut after he was hit by a pitch in Tuesday's game.
"It’s nothing crazy," Young told MLB.com. "I’ve got a big fat knot right there. Today was one of those days where if I had to play out there I could have played."
The Phillies are without the luxury of a DH starting Thursday when they return home to begin a series against the Marlins. Young is tentatively expected to start in right field in Thursday's game.
Young makes splash in first game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was smart to return Tuesday, a night when everything was flying out of Progressive Field in Cleveland. Young went 2 for 3 in his first game back from ankle surgery, and he slugged a solo home run during a game in which nine home runs were hit.
It was a good return for Young, and hopefully a sign of things to come. The former top prospect is joining the National League for the first time, and it will be interesting to see how he responds. The Phillies will try to hide him at DH during interleague games to keep him healthy, but he projects to be the everyday right fielder before long.
In the past, Young has mostly contributed empty batting averages and middle-of-the-road power numbers for an outfielder, but the hope is that he can find himself on a one-year contract in a hitter's park. Given his pedigree, Young will always pique Fantasy owners' interest, no matter how far removed he is from his days as a prospect. At this point, he is just an NL-only Fantasy option, but he is worth keeping an eye on in deeper mixed leagues.
Delmon Young could play right field Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Following his activation off the disabled list Tuesday, Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was inserted into the starting lineup as the team's DH and batting fifth against the Indians. However, he could make his debut in right field Wednesday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Young had been on the disabled list all season recovering from offseason ankle surgery.
Phillies bring Delmon Young off DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Phillies announced Tuesday they recalled outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) from a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and activated him off the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game at Cleveland. Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot.
Phillies pulling audible with Delmon Young?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) After it was reported late last week the Phillies had no plans to activate outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) off the disabled list heading into Tuesday's game at Cleveland, CSN Philadelphia reports Young is on his way to Cleveland. The Philadelphia Inquirer confirmed Young is en route to Cleveland and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday.
Young has appeared in seven rehab games between Class A Clearwater and Triple-A Lehigh Valley, batting .367 (11 for 30) with two doubles and two RBI.
Delmon Young hopes to return to Phillies in May
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) went 0 for 4 during the second game of his rehab stint with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Young, who played all nine innings in right field, advanced to the higher level from Class A Clearwater and is 2 for 8 with a pair of strikeouts in two games.
He is hoping to return to the Philadelphia lineup early next month after working back from offseason right ankle surgery. Young is projected to start in right field once he's able to return.
Delmon Young not anticipated to DH next week
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) The Phillies aren't planning to bring up right fielder Delmon Young, currently on a rehab assignment while recovering from right ankle surgery, early next week to serve as the team's designated hitter in Cleveland.
"We have people watching him," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Sometimes you stand out there and don't do anything. I don't think we're to the point where we're comfortable yet."
Young will have to be activated from the disabled list by May 11 unless he has a setback and has to end his rehab assignment early.
Delmon Young moving rehab to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, who is on the disabled list recovering from right ankle surgery, is scheduled to move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Thursday, according to MLB.com.
Young is 2 for 8 with an RBI and three strikeouts in his first two rehab games with Class A Clearwater. He hit .267 with 18 homers and 74 RBI in 574 at-bats last season for Detroit.
Delmon Young working on defense
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) finished 1 for 4 with a single and a sacrifice fly during the first outing of his rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Sunday. Young, who is recovering from ankle surgery, played right field and misplayed two balls, committing one error.
"Obviously we want his bat, but if he can't play defense he can't play in the National League," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's going to have to be adequate out there. Until today, he hadn't screwed up any balls, but today he did."
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young began an unexpected rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Sunday as he continues to recover from right ankle surgery, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Young played right field and served as the cleanup hitter in Clearwater's lineup.
"Delmon isn't going to come here unless he can play right field," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said last week. "If he can't play right field, he ain't coming."
Phillies remain patient with Delmon Young
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young continues to make progress in his recovery from right ankle surgery, but he has yet to move from extended spring training to rehabilitation games.
"He's progressing," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told MLB.com Thursday. Young is scheduled to play the outfield Thursday through Saturday, and the team will decide on the next course of action from that point.
The team expects Young to play right field upon his return, but he probably still needs some time to get into game shape. Amaro still does not have a concrete timetable for his return.
"Then we'll decide when he's going to go out on a real rehab assignment," Amaro said. "He's not ready to be here yet. When he's ready to be here, he'll be here."
Delmon Young waiting on rehab start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday the team has yet to decide when outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment, MLB.com reports. Young continues to play in extended spring training games in the hopes of returning later this month after having offseason right ankle surgery.
Delmon Young approaching big test
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) After playing all seven innings of an extended spring training game Thursday, Phillies outfielder Delmon Young plans to take the field again Friday during the latest test in his rehab from offseason ankle surgery. If he completes the outing without problems, he could begin a minor-league rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
"I felt fine, glad to get back out there. It's extended [spring camp] and everything, but it's fun," Young told MLB.com Thursday. "It brings a lot more out of you."
Delmon Young nears rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, who is recovering from microfracture surgery in November, played six innings in the outfield in an extended spring training game Tuesday.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told The News Journal that Young is expected to start playing back-to-back games soon, and if he is medically cleared he could begin a rehab assignment next week.
"He looks OK so far," Amaro said. "He's moving around a little bit better every day, with a little less of a gimp every day, which is good."
Delmon Young sees at-bats at extended spring training
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, who is rehabbing after ankle surgery, went 0 for 5 as the DH in an extended spring training game Monday. He ran the bases after flying out in his final at-bat.
Young batted .267 with 18 homers and 74 RBI in 151 games for the Tigers last season.
Delmon Young continues to work in right field
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Phillies right fielder Delmon Young spent a few innings in right field in extended spring training for the second consecutive day Wednesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He's on the disabled list while recovering from offseason ankle surgery.
"He’s still got a little bit of a gimp," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. told the Inquirer. "But he’s running a little bit smoother. ... Just looking at some of the film for [Tuesday], he’s moving better."
Young isn't expected to be activated by the Phillies for several more weeks.
Delmon Young ready to test ankle in outfield
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) is scheduled to play in the outfield for the first time this year during an extended spring training game Tuesday. Young missed the entire spring schedule while recovering from offseason ankle surgery.
Delmon Young moved to DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) As anticipated, the Phillies placed outfielder Delmon Young on the 15-day disabled list Friday as he continues to recover from offseason right ankle surgery. The move is retroactive to March 22 and the slugger is expected to be sidelined until at least late April.
Delmon Young making quick progress
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young crushed a home run while participating in a minor-league game on Friday as he continues to increase his rehab work during his recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Young received four at-bats during the outing -- he also flied out and grounded out twice -- and hit the homer off Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.
"It took a while, but it was a lot of fun," he said of rounding the bases.
Young's appearance in the game was not expected but he reported no problems after running the bases Thursday. He is still slated to begin the season on the disabled list and could return to the lineup in late April or early May.
Delmon Young works out and runs bases
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young worked out in the outfield for the first time since his ankle injury Thursday, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
Young also ran the bases as trainers watched. He is not expected to be back until mid-April.
Last season, the 27-year-old hit .267/.296/.411 in 608 plate appearances.
DL stint inevitable for Delmon Young
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young ran on flat ground for the second straight day Sunday and reported no issues with his surgically repaired right ankle. "Right now everything is going good," Young told the Philadelphia Daily News. "Hitting feels fine, throwing feels fine. I’m just running, trying to build up the strength in my foot and my legs, and the stamina in general."
Young also took batting practice as he continues to make sufficient progress in his rehab, but is still destined to open the upcoming season on the disabled list. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said earlier this month that he expects Young, who signed a one-year deal with the Phillies last January, to join the lineup by mid-to-late April.
Young taking batting practice
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was cleared by a doctor in Los Angeles Tuesday, and he began taking part in baseball activities Wednesday as soon as he got back to camp. Young took part in batting practice Wednesday morning, leaving Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. impressed with his recovery, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Still, Amaro does expect Young to sit out the beginning of the regular season due to offseason ankle surgery. "We'll take the progressions slowly and conservatively to the point where he's ready and we feel he's comfortable enough in the outfield to play, then he'll be in Philadelphia," Amaro said. "We're not going to rush him."
Young to be examined in L.A.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/4/2013) Philadelphia outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) is expected to have his surgically-repaired right ankle examined on Tuesday by a doctor in Los Angeles, reports MLB.com Monday. Young has been limited in spring camp and has only hit off a tee and thrown long toss to this point. Young is hopeful he'll be cleared Tuesday to increase his rehab program.
(2/27/2013) Phillies outfielder Delmon Young told the Detroit Free Press that he had played on essentially one leg in 2012, battling ankle pain since mid-2011. Young revealed that he put off surgery in 2011 because he was playing for a contract. He was then traded to the Tigers, who made the playoffs and extended Young's season into October. "When I got home and they wanted to talk about the surgery," Young said. "It was December and they said I would miss five months. It was too late." So Young played 2012 on one ankle. "I had no right leg, really," Young said. "I had bone spurs and the microfracture. It hurt a lot, but I just kept playing and playing and playing."
Phillies not rushing Young
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013)The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, who continues his recovery from November ankle surgery, has begun to hit on the side, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Young has progressed to soft flips in the batting cage after being limited to hitting off a tee. Young, however, hasn't been cleared to run, but he's scheduled to visit a doctor in a week in hopes of being cleared for more activity. "I have no reason to rush the guy," Amaro said, "or pressure him into being back before he is ready."
Young could miss opening day
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel reiterated Friday that outfielder Delmon Young (ankle) is not expected to be play in a Grapefruit League game until mid-March, but could also be unavailable for the start of the regular season. Young, obtained in an offseason deal from the Twins, underwent microfracture surgery on his right ankle last November. "From where the doctors and the trainers have him at, I think theres a chance hell miss some time," Manuel told MLB.com.
Young may not play until mid-March
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/7/2013) Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. told MLB.com on Thursday that newly-acquired outfielder Delmon Young will start camp behind schedule, thanks to microfracture surgery he had on his right ankle in November. He wont be able to get into real activities probably for a few weeks after we open up, at least, Amaro said. He might not be able to play in games competitively until the middle of March. We dont know that, but well see how he progresses once we see him.
Young motivated to stay in shape
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/23/2013) Newly signed Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, who put on some weight during his time in Detroit, says it shouldn't be as much of an issue now that he won't be playing DH. DHing, you can be big, Young said at his introductory press conference Tuesday. You can get carried away with clubhouse food and late-night room service, watching a movie and eating some ice cream and good luck cakes and stuff like that. Going back out in the outfield, you have to stay lighter and everything. Just to be sure, his contract with the Phillies includes $600,000 in incentives for staying in shape. He'll be weighed six times during the season and earn $100,000 each time he's under a certain threshold.
Phillies add Young to roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) The Phillies announced Tuesday they signed outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract. 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, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Yahoo! Sports reports Young, who underwent ankle surgery in mid-November, might be ready for the start of spring training, but the Phillies believe he will be ready by opening day. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Amaro said the hope is Young will be the everyday right fielder, but added Young might open the year on the disabled list.
Phillies might sign Young
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) CSN Philadelphia reports the Phillies are seriously considering signing free agent outfielder Delmon Young, according to sources. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged the team's interest in Young. Weve kicked around a lot of stuff, he said. Hes among them. Young underwent ankle surgery in November, but he is expected to be ready for spring training.