Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Orioles are interested in acquiring the Phillies third baseman. Young would be immediately be thrown into the thick of the playoff race as Baltimore is five games back in the AL East but is holding strong to a one game lead for the second AL Wild Card spot.
It would be stunning, and stupid, if the Phillies held on to Young past the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. Young, 36, is batting .277/.342/.402 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs in 97 games for the Phillies this season. He has been a great person to have in Philadelphia and around the clubhouse but, after losing eight straight games, he is more valuable to the Phillies in a trade.
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