Even after re-signing third baseman Juan Uribe to a multi-year deal over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers have continued interest in veteran infielder Michael Young.
Young was acquired on August 31 from the Philadelphia Phillies and in his short time with the Dodgers, failed to impress. While he hit .314 in 21 games during the regular season, it was his time in the playoffs that frustrated Dodger fans. However, through it all, the management is still interested in bringing him back according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2013
As things were looking increasingly bleak on the Uribe front, there was a report that the Dodgers were looking at Young as a possible everyday third base option. Now 37-years-old, Young showed a declining bat didn’t and didn’t look like an everyday player for most of the 2013 season.
On the season, he hit .279 with eight home runs and 46 RBI, but grounded into 21 double plays and had a -1.2 WAR on the season. If the Dodgers want to add another corner piece in addition to Uribe, they can certainly find better and younger than Young.
While the Brewers do offer him more playing time, Young could decide against that to continue playing for his hometown team. With the holidays a week away, expect a resolution on Young within the next week.
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