Monday began business as usual for Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young, and it will end the same way — at Detroit’s Comerica Park where the Twins open a three-game series.
Well, not quite business as usual. Young will be in the opposing dugout wearing a Tigers home jersey after he was traded Monday for left-handed minor league pitcher Cole Nelson and a player to be named.
The move gives Detroit some extra power in their outfield, but Young will need to turn things around down the stretch to give the Tigers the boost they’re seeking. In 84 games, the former No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays is hitting .266 with only four home runs and 32 RBI.
That said, Detroit’s starting right fielder, Magglio Ordonez (.223, 4 HR, 23 RBI), has been even worse and the Tigers could use another bat in the lineup as they look to hold off Cleveland for the AL Central crown.
Delmon Young climbed on the Twins bus to Comerica Park and informed players he'd been traded to the team they're playing tonight