May 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT
Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young is close to coming off the disabled list after doubling twice in a minor-league rehab game yesterday at Single-A.
It was Young’s second rehab outing and he’s expected to play one more game for Visalia before moving his assignment to Triple-A. From there a return to the Diamondbacks could happen at any time.
Young has been out since April 18 with a partially torn shoulder ligament that came from slamming into the outfield wall making a great catch. In his place Gerardo Parra and rookie A.J. Pollock have split time in center field, leaving Jason Kubel to play every day in left field.
Incidentally, the box score for the Single-A game Young played in yesterday is insane: He went 2-for-5 with three RBIs despite only playing a few innings and his Visalia team allowed 11 runs on 19 hits … and won by 15 runs. Seriously, it was a 26-11 game. Parents, don’t let your kids grow up to be California League pitchers.
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