Michael Young rumors: Red Sox interested in Phillies 3B, per report

USA TODAY Sports

The two teams have not held a single conversation about a possible Young trade, but the Red Sox are interested if Young is made available.

The Boston Red Sox would be interested in acquiring Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young if he is made available, George A. King III of the New York Post is reporting.

An industry source told King that the Red Sox "want him badly." The two teams have yet to discuss any trade possibilities, a different source told Rob Bradford of WEEI.

Young is spending his first season in Philadelphia after playing for the Texas Rangers for 13 seasons. The veteran entered Saturday hitting .289/.348/.412 in 302 plate appearances. Young will make $16 million this year, although the Rangers are paying $13 million of his salary, and he's eligible for free agency in the offseason.

Will Middlebrooks started the season as the Red Sox everyday third baseman, but struggled offensively, hitting .192/.228/.389 in 216 plate appearances. Boston optioned Middlebrooks to Triple-A on Tuesday, with Jose Iglesias replacing Middlebrooks at third. Iglesias has hit a scorching .419/.467/.548 in 137 plate appearances, but only hit .202/.262/.319 in 133 plate appearances at Triple-A before his promotion.

More from SB Nation:

The ins and outs of Yasiel Puig

Mets may limit Harvey’s innings

Scherzer’s 12-0 start best since 1986

Yankees, Red Sox interested in Michael Young

MLB trade rumors | MLB Daily Dish

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.