Late Saturday night, the Phillies finally moved Michael Young, sending him to the Dodgers with cash for minor-league LHP Rob Rasmussen.
By being moved on Aug. 31 just before midnight, Young will be eligible to play in the postseason with the Dodgers, who are 10.5 games ahead of the second-place Diamondbacks in the N.L. West.
Rasmussen, 24, was L.A.'s second-round pick out of UCLA in the 2010 draft. He steadily progressed through the minors until struggling with his promotion to Triple A this season.
In 12 games (10 starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque: 0-7, 6.46 ERA, 54.1 IP, 64 H, 37 K, 32 BB.
But he improved when he was sent back to Double A, posting a 3-4 record and 2.55 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) with 76 strikeouts and 28 walks in 81.1 innings.
Young was batting .276 with eight homers and 42 RBIs for the Phillies. He was especially hot of late, going 13 for 26 in his last six games.