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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ruben Amaro has stated that if he has to go into the 2013 season with the Phillies outfield as it’s currently constructed, he’ll do it, but it’s not his preference.
That became obvious today when the Phillies signed outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year contract worth $750,000, including performance bonuses.
“Delmon is an experienced major league bat who will add some depth to our relatively inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,” Amaro said via press release.
As it stood before the signing, Ben Revere would be the team’s starting centerfielder, with possible platoons in both corner outfield spots, involving Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Laynce Nix, and Darin Ruf.
Young hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs in 2012 with an OPS of .707. In seven MLB seasons, Young has a batting average of .284…
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