Delmon Young Designated for Assignment
The Phillies have designated Delmon Young for assignment and replaced him on the roster with Casper Wells off waivers from the White Sox.
Young missed the first month of the season due to injury and then batted just .261 with eight homers over 80 games for the Phillies, he was shaky in right field and the Phillies felt that it was time to give Darin Ruf an opportunity to play that position everyday the rest of the season.
Young was expected to serve as the club's regular right fielder but missed the first month of the season to recover from ankle surgery. The 27-year-old underwent ankle surgery in November to remove bone spurs as well as smooth out cartilage, and while it was reported at the time that he would be 100 percent by February, he ended up missing the first month of the season.
Young batted .267/ with 18 home runs, 74 RBI and a .707 OPS in 151 games last season for the Tigers and was named MVP of the American League Championship Series.
As for Wells, he will be joining his fifth organization since the start of 2013. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .236 career hitter at the major league level.