First, it’s been reported that Young has cleared waivers and can be traded to any MLB club if he approves (read more about that at CSNPhilly.com).
Second, he has been scratched from Thursday’s starting lineup.
And third, he has not been traded, but is instead out with some hamstring tightness.
According to CSNPhilly.com’s John Finger, Young said pregame that he was unaware of any trades and if today’s matinee with the Cubs was a night tilt, he’d be playing.
So, it’s status quo as of now for the 51-62 Phillies.
There’s still a game to be played, as well. Ethan Martin (0-0, 12.46) makes his second big-league start in the rubber match against Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija (6-10, 3.78).
With a victory, the Phillies would win their first series since the All-Star break after dropping their first five.
The Phils are going with a much different batting order against Chicago. Here it is:
1. Kevin Frandsen, 1B
2. Carlos Ruiz, C
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Domonic Brown, LF
5. Darin Ruf, RF
6. Cody Asche, 3B
7. John Mayberry Jr., CF
8. Michael Martinez, SS
9. Ethan Martin, P