There’s been a dearth of legitimate Michael Young trade rumors in the last week or so, aside from continued speculation that the Phillies will look to move the veteran infielder. One team that continues to be connected to Young in those rumors are the Red Sox.
This time it’s FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal who’s reporting Boston’s interest in Young. According to the report, the Red Sox are among a dozen teams who have checked with Philadelphia about Young. Red Sox vice president of player personnel Allard Baird reportedly scouted the Phillies in their two series before the All-Star break, according to Rosenthal.
Also according to Rosenthal, the Red Sox would use the 36-year-old at third base. It’s unclear at this point how that would affect other potential parties involved like Jose Iglesias or Will Middlebrooks or even Stephen Drew.
One thing that may complicate matters, though, is that the Phillies reportedly still see themselves as contenders in the NL East. They entered the All-Star break at 48-48, 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.
Young is hitting .288 with six home runs and 28 RBIs through 89 games this season.