Michael Young says it was a “no-brainer” when he was asked to waive his no-trade clause to join the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the hottest teams in baseball.
The NL West-leading Dodgers acquired the veteran infielder from Philadelphia over the weekend for a minor-league pitcher. Young was in uniform on Monday against the Colorado Rockies, but not in the starting lineup.
Manager Don Mattingly says Young could start today and probably at third base. Young arrived at Coors Field earlier in the day, journeying around the clubhouse and shaking hands with his new teammates.
When asked what he said when the Phillies mentioned the trade, Young said: “It was an immediate yes.”
Young hit .276 with eight home runs and 42 RBI with the Phillies this season.
Braves recall right-hander Loe
The Atlanta Braves recalled right-hander Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett and announced he will make a fill-in start against the Mets on Wednesday.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced after Monday’s 13-5 win over New York that Julio Teheran, who was scheduled to start on Wednesday, will be given “a breather.”
“If he could give us a good, solid outing, our guys could really use it right now,” Gonzalez said of Loe.
Gonzalez said the remainder of the rotation will stay on schedule.
Loe, originally signed by the Braves on May 11, is making his second appearance with Atlanta. He allowed three runs in 2⅔ innings over two games before he was designated for assignment on July 29. After clearing waivers, Loe was assigned to Gwinnett where he was 4-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 27 games.
Loe is 33-42 in nine seasons with Texas, Milwaukee, Seattle, the Cubs and Braves. He’s pitched only in relief since making his last start with Texas in 2007.