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Dmitri Young is making a comeback

Dec 5, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

Dmitri Young AP

Yesterday it was Manny, today it’s Da Meat Hook.

Dmitri Young is in attendance at the Winter Meetings in Dallas and word from multiple baseball scribes is that he is in the best shape of his life. Really.

According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, he has lost 70 pounds (!) and is hoping to make a comeback in MLB.

This news doesn’t come as a tremendous shock, as Craig recently mentioned that the slimmed-down Young suited up for Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League. Unfortunately things didn’t go so well. He was released after batting just .167 (11-for-66) in 20 games.

It’s fun to root for comebacks, but Young is 38 years old and hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2008 as a member of the Nationals. It’s a longshot, but perhaps some GM will give him a spring training invite. He’s apparently willing to go to Japan if he can’t find an opportunity with an MLB club.

  1. paperlions - Dec 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Is that Dmitri Young in the best shape of his life?

    Nope, Chuck Testa.

  2. 78mu - Dec 5, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    The best shape of his life might be like saying I own the biggest skyscraper in Podunk, N. Dakota. It may be true but it won’t make me Donald Trump.

  3. cur68 - Dec 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    70 POUNDS???!!! That’s nearly half what I weigh!

    • foreverchipper10 - Dec 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM

      A guy I work with has lost over 100 pounds this year. He now weighs a little less than me (I tip the scales at 230…….sigh).

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