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Playing with new team exciting, weird for Young

Playing with new team exciting, weird for Young

ATLANTA -- Michael Young had more than six weeks to prepare for Opening Day with his new team with a longer than usual Spring Training.

But Young spent the first 13 years of his big league career with Texas, so he acknowledged Monday there was a little bit of strangeness or weirdness being in Atlanta playing the Braves rather than being in Houston playing the Astros.

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"A little bit of both, but it's something I've been looking forward to since the trade," Young said before the Phillies' game against the Braves at Turner Field. "It's definitely a little bit different. I'm not used to going to a National League park for Opening Day, you know what I mean? But it was something I was definitely excited for and excited about. I'm just excited to kick this thing off and play with my teammates."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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