Infielder Michael Young only played in twenty-plus games for the Los Angeles Dodgers (during the 2013 regular season), but it apparently was enough to make an impression on the front office who is looking to re-sign the veteran.
Fearing Juan Uribe could leave in free agency, the Dodgers are considering Young to be their everyday starting third baseman, this according to ESPN’s Buster Olney:
The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman.
Offensively, Young brings with him stability and a solid average/on base percentage. He lacks power though, something you generally expect out of the hot corner. Defensively, Young shows his age as his range is quite limited, so they’ll be a solid drop from Uribe if that’s the way Los Angeles opts to go. Of course, Young won’t be near the frustration Uribe has been offensively (despite a very solid 2013) the past few seasons.
Olney also said it’s believed Uribe will likely be playing elsewhere next season, thus the rush to get Young re-signed:
Attached to the Michael Young interest for the Dodgers: They believe increasingly that Juan Uribe is going to sign elsewhere.