Jeff Passan is reporting that the Phillies have decided to promote third base prospect Cody Asche to the big leagues, fueling speculation that Michael Young could be on the move.
A source told me this afternoon that I shouldn’t bank on Young being traded. It’s certainly possible, but there are also internal reasons for the Asche promotion. Joel Sherman writes that, if Young is being traded, it’s not to the Yankees.
It’s becoming harder and harder to count on Alex Rodriguez giving the Yankees any sort of boost this season. Would the Yankees go with some combination of Jayson Nix, Brent Lillibridge, David Adams and maybe Eduardo Nunez at third base for the rest of the season?
UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: I was told the Yankees showed legitimate interest in Young, but Ken Rosenthal says Young will accept a trade only back to the Rangers.