Could Phillies third baseman Michael Young soon find himself in the AL East?
According to George A. King of the New York Post, the Boston Red Sox are "very interested" in Young if he becomes available via a trade.
“They want him badly," an industry source said of the Red Sox, who demoted the struggling Will Middlebrooks to the minors and are playing Jose Inglesias at third base.
King mentioned the New York Yankees might be in the market for a third baseman and Young would be "a perfect fit" in the Bronx. He also said the Phillies had two scouts at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
Young is a free agent at the end of the season and has a no-trade clause. However, the 36-year-old did waive it once already to come to Philadelphia.
So far this season, Young is batting .287 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 75 games.
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. hasn't yet determined if the Phillies will be sellers at the July 31 no-waiver trade deadline. In an interview with CSNPhilly.com in June, Amaro insisted he would not "blow up" the team.
“People think we’re going to blow up this team," Amaro said. "We’re never going to be in the position of blowing up. There’s no blowing up. There might come a time when we make changes to improve for the future, but we don’t have a reason to blow it up. Boston didn’t blow it up last year. They retooled. That’s the challenge we have whether it’s July 31 or November 1.”