The Detroit Tigers may have picked up the final piece of the puzzle they are looking for as they try to win a division title for the first time in 24 years. The Tigers acquires Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins today, ironically as the Twins are in Detroit to start a 4-game series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers get Young in exchange for left-handed pitcher Cole Nelson and the always famous player to be named later. On paper, the Tigers got a steal!
The Young family is no stranger to the city of Detroit. Delmon is the younger brother of former Tiger Dmitri Young, who was one of the Tigers most popular and outspoken players in his time here.
According to Freep.com "Young hit .266 with 16 doubles, four home runs and 32 RBIs in 84 games with the Twins this season. Last year, he hit .298 with 46 doubles, 21 home runs and 112 RBIs."
If the Tigers can get half of that type of production from Young, they will be a tough team to beat down the September stretch. The Tigers will announce a roster move to free up space for Young on the 25-man roster before tonight's game.