Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired
infielder Michael Young and cash considerations from the Texas Rangers in
exchange for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and pitching prospect Lisalverto
Young, who had spent his entire 13-year career in Texas, agreed to waive his
no-trade clause in order to join the Phillies.
He leaves Texas as the club's all time leader in hits (2,230), runs (1,085)
and games played (1,823).
The seven-time All-Star had a down season last year, batting just .277 with
eight home runs and 67 runs batted in over 156 games.
Since being selected in the fifth round of the 1997 amateur draft by the
Toronto Blue Jays, the 36-year-old California native has compiled a .301
average with 177 homers and 984 RBI over 1,823 games with the Rangers.
Lindblom was acquired by the Phillies from the Los Angeles Dodgers just before
the trade deadline last season in exchange for outfielder Shane Victorino.
In 74 games with the Phillies and Dodgers, the 25-year-old right-hander posted
a 3-5 record with a 3.55 earned run average.
Bonilla, 22, owns a 16-13 record with a 2.50 ERA over four minor league
seasons, all in the Phillies organization.
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