PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have signed Delmon Young to a one-year deal for $750,000, adding to their outfield depth.
The 27-year-old outfielder batted .267 with 27 doubles, 18 homers and 74 RBIs for Detroit last season. He was the MVP of the American League championship series, batting .313 with three homers and a team-high nine RBIs during 13 playoff games.
Young’s deal includes performances bonuses.
Young was Tampa Bay’s first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft. He has batted .284 with 89 homers and 482 RBIs with Tampa Bay (2006-07), Minnesota (2008-11) and Detroit.