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Rays promote Delmon Young from Double-A Montgomery

Sep 1, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

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As expected, the Rays officially promoted Delmon Young from Double-A Montgomery before their series finale against the A’s on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Young is not in Sunday’s starting lineup but will be available off the bench for Tampa Bay.

Chris Gimenez, an emergency third catcher, and Josh Lueke, a righty reliever, were also called up.

Young was released by the Phillies on August 14 after hitting .261/.302/.397 in 80 games. He inked a minor league contract eight days later with the Rays — the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003.

Young, 27, is a .283/.316/.423 hitter in 3,866 career major league plate appearances.

He will serve as the Rays’ primary designated hitter against left-handed starting pitchers.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Sep 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Third string catcher, a rapist and a tub o’ lard?

    That’ll get ‘em back in the race.

    • indaburg - Sep 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Do you have about $50 million that they can borrow? That’ll get ‘em back in the race.

      Technically, they’re still in the race, albeit limping worse than a one legged man in a sprint. If the season ended tomorrow, it would be Rays vs. A’s in the one game play-off.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      You know who the Tigers play next, right?

  2. connormyboy - Sep 1, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    That and starting Jamey Wright for today’s game that Maddon is a genius.

  3. drewzducks - Sep 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Shalom.

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