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Slumping Phils could be inclined to deal M. Young

Slumping Phils could be inclined to deal M. Young

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DETROIT -- If the Phillies were close to .500, they might not feel compelled to trade Michael Young before Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Maybe they would just roll the dice and take a chance at the long-shot postseason berth.

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But as the Phillies headed home riding an eight-game losing streak and a season-high seven games under .500, perhaps they will take what they can get for Young, who is unlikely to be resigned as a free agent following the season. One team mentioned frequently lately is the Rangers, but sources said a trade between the Phillies and Rangers for Young is not going to happen.

The Orioles and Red Sox also have been linked to Young recently.

"I haven't heard a thing," Young said after a 12-4 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park. "I haven't had any conversations with the Phillies up to this point. As far as I know, I'll be ready to roll 7:00 on Tuesday."

Young has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he would have to agree to a move. Asked if he would waive it, he said, "I don't know. The first thing I want to do is talk to the Phillies about that. Ruben [Amaro Jr.], has been very upfront with me since Day 1. The entire organization has. What I went through back in May [with a son's illness], they stood by me the entire time. I certainly appreciate it. Any conversation that has to do with trades will be with them first."

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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