Rays consider bringing back Young
AL champs reportedly talking to Twins about former outfielder
LAS VEGAS -- A familiar face could be the answer for filling the Rays' desire to find a right fielder.
Re-acquiring Delmon Young, who the Rays traded to the Twins after the 2007 season, is said to be on Tampa Bay's radar. According to a report by ESPN's Jayson Stark, "there were indications Monday night that Tampa Bay was still talking to the Twins about a deal that would bring outfielder Delmon Young back to the Rays."
Because Minnesota is not looking for starting pitching, the report went on to suggest that a third team, Colorado, would also be involved in the deal.
Under this scenario, the Rays would deal either Edwin Jackson or Andy Sonnanstine to the Rockies, who would send third baseman Garrett Atkins to the Twins, and send Young to Tampa Bay.
Young primarily played left field for the Twins in 2008, when he hit .290 with 10 home runs and 69 RBIs in 152 games. Young, who finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting following the 2007 season he spent with the Rays, was the top pick of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. He played right field in Tampa Bay.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.