Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young on Saturday.

Young, 36, figures to get the bulk of the playing time at third base in September and had to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal happen.

Young is hitting .276/.336/.395 with eight home runs., 42 RBI and 49 runs scored this season.

Acquired last winter from Texas the Phillies had hoped Young would provide veteran leadership on a team that was expected to contend in the NL East. The Phillies faded fast as the July 31 trade deadline approached but kept Young on the roster until now.

In Young’s final game with the Philies he finished 3-for-5 with a trouble and a run scored.

Thus far it is unknown what the Phillies will get in return.

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