Young could return this season to the team that drafted him.
There appears to be mutual interest between Delmon Young and the Tampa Bay Rays about a potential return, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
The Philadelphia Phillies designated the outfielder for assignment after the team acquired Casper Wells. Young refused his assignment to Triple-A, and will be free to sign elsewhere Saturday.
The outfielder hit .261/.302/.397 with eight home runs in 291 plate appearances, and struggled in the outfield after undergoing offseason surgery on his ankle.
The 27-year-old has played with four teams in the past eight years. The Rays picked Young No. 1 overall in 2003, but sent Young to the Minnesota Twins in 2007 for package headlined by Matt Garza.
The Rays are looking to add another right-handed bat off the bench. Sean Rodriguez and Jason Bourgeois are the only two right-handed hitters currently on the Tampa Bay bench, and Young could platoon with Luke Scott at designated hitter, which would hide him defensively.
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