Delmon Young has been activated by the Phillies, who designated Ezequiel Carrera for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster. It's a logical time to add Young to the mix, seeing as the Phillies will need a DH for the next two days.
Young rehabbed for a little over a week. He went 11-for-30 (.367) with two doubles, seven strikeouts and, of course, no walks for Clearwater and Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies have gotten very little out of their starting outfield, so even if you're not the biggest Young fan there's no question he'll add depth.
From 2010-12, Young hit .278/.311/.435 with averages of 31 doubles, 17 homers and 83 RBI. He walked 24 times per season and averaged 18 GIDPs.
Young will play right field for this team because he convinced Ruben Amaro and the Phillies' front office that his defensive woes were a result of his discomfort in left field.
From 2007-10, Young -- the first pick in the 2003 draft -- made up for low walk total with high batting averages. He hit .288, .290, .284 and .298, but as his weight increased his production decreased. Young got into better shape over the offseason, and he has numerous weight clauses in his contract.
At the very least he should do some damage against lefties. From 2010-12 he hit .307 with a .500 slugging percentage vs. southpaws.
Phillies lineup (an interesting one...)
1) Jimmy Rollins, SS
2) Michael Young, 3B
3) Chase Utley, 2B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Delmon Young, DH (Phillies debut)
6) Domonic Brown, LF
7) Carlos Ruiz, C (not quite sure why Delmon and Chooch aren't flip-flopped)
8) John Mayberry, RF
9) Ben Revere, CF
Indians lineup (no Nick Swisher)
1) Michael Brantley, LF
2) Jason Kipnis, 2B
3) Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
4) Carlos Santana, C
5) Jason Giambi, DH (.291 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 BB vs. Halladay)
6) Mark Reynolds, 1B
7) Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
8) Ryan Raburn, RF
9) Drew Stubbs, CF