Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Brewers have interest in aging free agent Michael Young as a possible option for their void at first base. Rosenthal reports the Dodgers, Nationals and Rockies also are "in the mix" for Young. What gives credence to this report is the former relationship Young had with Brewers GM Doug Melvin and coaches Jerry and Johnny Narron when they all were in Texas with the Rangers. Young, who has played second base and third base mostly during his career, was a former star with the Rangers who split the 2013 season with Philadelphia and the Dodgers. Young, 37, played 99 games at third base with the Phillies and 26 at first base with Los Angeles. He batted a combined .279 with a .335 OBP and .395 slugging percentage. Rosenthal speculates that the right-handed hitting Young could share time at first base with left-handed-hitting Juan Francisco. Melvin has bemoaned the lack of options at first base this winter, both on the market and via trade. He has talked with the Mets about Ike Davis but they are looking for a return of a young pitching prospect such as Tyler Thornburg.
Brewers have interest in Michael Young
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Dec 18