Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young
December 8, 2012
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UPDATE — The Phillies have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Texas Rangers.
The Phillies sent RHP Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla to Texas for Young. Texas is expected to pay a sizable chunk of the $16 million owed to Young, who is 36.
In 74 games with the Dodgers and Phillies, Lindblom posted a 3-5 record and 3.55 ERA, striking out 70 in 74 innings of work. In 31 games between Clearwater and Reading, Bonilla posted a 3-2 record and 1.55 ERA.
ORIGINAL — Two days ago, it was reported that the Phillies and Rangers were close to a trade that would send Michael Young to the Phillies.
The Rangers are reported to be paying $10 million of the $16 million Young would be owed this season. It also hasn’t been divulged what prospects the Rangers are interested in as well.
Today, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com said that the two teams are ready to make the trade, and that Young will accept the trade to Philadelphia.
Michael Young’s time with the Rangers appears to be over. Industry sources are indicating that the trade could go down today with Young accepting a move to the Phillies. Young is the Rangers all-time leader in multiple categories but he is headed for Philadelphia.