By Dan De Feo
In what is become a busy day and now an annual activity, the Phillies have traded veteran Michael Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers and Phillies have become strong deadline trade partners, having worked together on separate deals that sent Shane Victorino to Los Angeles before last year’s trade deadline and Joe Blanton to the Dodgers before last year’s waiver deadline.
The Phillies were rumored to have several willing takers for Michael Young at the trade deadline this year, but elected to hold onto him instead. Among the suitors considering acquiring Young’s talent and veteran presence were the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers. Despite these rumors, the Phillies have now completed a trade with the Dodgers, just before August 31st deadline for players to be eligible for postseason rosters.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers because he grew up a Dodgers fan and relished the opportunity to play for his childhood team.
Jason Stark is speculating that the Phillies have acquired a minor league pitcher, in exchange for Michael Young, while Bill Shaikin is reporting that the pitcher is Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a 24 year old left-handed Starting …read more
Via: Phillies Faithful