MLB rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers looking to re-sign Michael Young

Sep 20, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Michael Young (10) during an at bat in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Juan Uribe, Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Young

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  • AaronKnuckleCurve

    Oy! I like the man, but he’s SOOOO Old and i wish they’d just give a kid a shot. no way a 38 year old dude plays a full season everyday!

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