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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Source: Yanks, Phils work on Young trade

By Andrew Marchand

TAMPA, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the New York Yankees, baseball sources said, and now the two teams are trying to work out a deal before the 4 p.m. deadline.

The Boston Red Sox are also interested in Young, sources said.

If Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is suspended by baseball under the CBA, he would be unable to play even during an appeal. The Yankees have had little to no production at third base. Young could also play first base, where the Yankees have struggled versus lefties. Joe Girardi would have him DH, as well.

Young has a .770 OPS against righties and a .714 against lefties this season. He is a free agent at the end of the year.

Young, 36, is a seven-time All-Star with a career batting average of .300.