Via Peter Gammons: The Yankees were told Michael Young was not available when they called the Phillies last week. Philadelphia has won six of their last eight games, climbing to within six games of a wildcard spot. They remain hesitant to sell.
Young, 36, has hit .288/.345/.417 (110 wRC+) with his typically awful defense at third base this season. The Yankees were said to have interest a few weeks ago. Alex Rodriguez’s rehab is coming along slowly and the Yankees still need a platoon partner for Lyle Overbay, so Young continues to make perfect sense for them despite his shoddy defense.