MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta BravesThe Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed some familiar faces this off-season, bringing back some of their free-agents that were part of the team that came up short in the NLCS. With the free-agent market already looking bleak, the Dodgers are interested in another Dodger from last season, Michael Young.

The Dodgers were hoping to retain second baseman Mark Ellis as a utility player, but he decided to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker have already moved on, meaning the Dodgers will have to find some quality utility players in the free agent market.

Acquired on August 31 from the Philadelphia Phillies, Young played well during the regular season, but was very disappointing in the postseason. He was ineffective at the plate and grounded into numerous double plays, but he’s still generating interest from several other teams.

Other teams include the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals, but only the Brewers are offering him substantial playing time. Young is approaching the end of his career and playing for his hometown team that will also be contending for a World Series title might be enough to lure him back to the Dodgers.

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