Less than two weeks ago, the Yankees were showing serious interest in Phillies third baseman Michael Young. In fact, as the trade deadline approach, the two sides seemed to be working toward a deal — or at least trying to put together the basic framework of a deal — before ultimately deciding they weren’t a fit.
Today comes news that Young is once again available — he’s cleared waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal — but is there any reason for the Yankees to be interested this time?
Even with a minimal prospect investment, Young no longer seems to have a real place on the team. Alex Rodriguez is playing third base, Vernon Wells is essentially a right-handed DH (and occasionally a platoon first baseman), and if this season’s a lost cause it might make far more sense to give David Adams another chance rather than waste at-bats on a veteran like Young.
He’s available, but less than two weeks after the trade deadline, the Yankees seem to have run out of use for him.