Three weeks before the start of spring training, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. continues to look to add a corner outfielder to his team.

"I think we can [get one before spring training]', Amaro said. "We hope to do it."

Sources tell CSNPhilly.com that the Phils are seriously considering signing free-agent Delmon Young.

Amaro, who typically keeps matters of free-agency close to his vest, did not deny that.

"We've kicked around a lot of stuff," he said. "He's among them."

Asked if he'd spoken with Young's representatives, Amaro said: "We've talked to everybody, everybody who is still out there, the whole gamut."

Young was a brilliant right-handed hitting prospect when he was selected first overall in the 2003 draft by Tampa Bay. He finished second in American League rookie of the year voting in 2007 and drove in 112 runs for Minnesota in 2010. Despite those high points, Young's career has been marred by inconsistency on the field and controversy off it.

In April 2012, an intoxicated Young was arrested after shouting anti-Semitic slurs outside of a New York hotel. Major League Baseball suspended Young, then with the Detroit Tigers, for seven days. The player apologized for the incident and completed a counseling and community service program. He returned to the Tigers and hit .267 with 18 homers and 74 RBIs in 151 games. He was a postseason standout, hitting .359 (11 for 31) with three homers and seven RBIs in the ALCS and World Series.

Amaro would not discuss Young's off-field history in specifics. He did discuss in general the idea of pursuing players who have "baggage."

"We have to keep our minds open on everything," Amaro said. "Of course I have reservations about guys who have had some issues. But we've got to keep our minds open also."

In addition to Young, the Phillies have considered free agent Scott Hairston. They have talked about trading for Vernon Wells.