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.
Sources: Phillies seriously considering signing Delmon Young
CSN Philly | Jan 22