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Delmon Young traded to Detroit Tigers

Delmon Young was traded from Minnesota to division rivals Detroit on the eve of a three-game series between the Twins and Tigers. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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 tonightless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet ReplyPeter Gammons

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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