Eleventh-hour addition Michael Young of no benefit to Dodgers
Michael Young will join his hometown Dodgers, but it’s unclear how he’ll help. [Chris Williams/Icon SMI]
With just an hour to go until the deadline for newly-acquired players to be eligible for the postseason, the National League West leading Dodgers acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Phillies for Double-A lefty Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a non-prospect who was lit up in a brief stay in Triple-A this year and will be joining his fourth organization since being drafted in 2010, but even Rasmussen seems like a high price to pay for Young, given how difficult it is to envision Young being of any benefit to the Dodgers.