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Wed, 01 May 2013 13:30:09 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (arm) is not in the lineup Wednesday, May 1, after being hit in the throwing arm last night. He won't be guaranteed to play in right field Thursday, May 2, either.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:21:05 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies activated OF Delmon Young (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30, and designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Phillies had expressed concern with Young's defensive prowess in right field during his rehab assignment, so it's unclear how often he'll be starting initially. For now, though, he should be considered in mixed leagues and added in NL-only universes.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:59:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) is progressing on his minor league rehab assignment, but his return to the big league team is not imminent, even though the team could use a designated hitter early next week, according to assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. Young played his second rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, April 26. The Phillies believe that Young needs more time to learn right field, a position he hasn't played since 2007. The latest date for Young's season debut would be May 11, barring any injury setback.
Fantasy Tip: The Phillies aren't happy with Young's defensive showing so far during his rehab assignment, but at the same time, it'll allow them to make sure that his ankle is completely healthy. Philadelphia has Ezequiel Carrera, Laynce Nix and John Mayberry Jr. as outfield depth, so their is no rush to bring Young back. When he does return, he should only be rostered immediately in deep NL leagues.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:07:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) will continue his rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley Thursday, April 25.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:29:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout for Class A Clearwater Sunday, April 21, in the first game of a minor-league rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Saturday that Young isn't ready to be with the big-league team yet, so it sounds like Young has a while before he is going to be back. Fantasy owners need to continue to bide their time. Wait until he can officially return and prove his health in consecutive games before plugging him into your active fantasy lineup. That might not be until May at this point.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:07:10 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Sunday, April 21.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:40:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) played another seven innings in right field in extended spring training Thursday, April 11, and he could start a rehab assignment sometime next week. There is still no timetable for his return, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Young must show that he can play the outfield efficiently before the team has him rejoin the roster. "Delmon isn't going to come here unless he can play right field," Amaro said. "If he can't play right field, he ain't coming."
Fantasy Tip: Amaro didn't really give a ringing endorsement of Young's performance yesterday, so now it seems as though Young might have a longer road back than it appeared. The team was already concerned about Young's conditioning when they signed him as a free agent, and he'll have to prove he's prepared to play the outfield at a high level before returning. The Phillies have other options now - John Mayberry Jr., Ezequiel Carrera and Laynce Nix - so they won't rush Young.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:32:01 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. is 5-for-19 on the young season with three doubles, a homer and four walks, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel plans on continuing to rotate OFs Mayberry, Laynce Nix and Ezequiel Carrera until OF Delmon Young (ankle) is ready.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:34:47 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) played six innings in the field in an extended spring game Tuesday, April 9, and he could start a rehab assignment next week. C Carlos Ruiz also played in the same game and went 1-for-3.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:43:48 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) went 0-for-5 as the designated hitter in extended spring training Monday, April 8, and ran the bases after flying out in his final at-bat. C Carlos Ruiz also caught six innings in the same game and went 0-for-4 with two walks, a sac fly and two RBIs.
Fantasy Tip: Ruiz is currently serving a 25-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. If he's available on your waiver wire, he should be scooped up for when he returns, especially in two-catcher formats.