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Young fights back tears after being released

Updated: June 29, 2003, 3:01 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Young, once the cornerstone of the Pittsburgh Pirates' rebuilding efforts in the post-Barry Bonds era, was released by the team for the second time in his career Saturday night.

Young, who spent most of 10 seasons in Pittsburgh but never played on a winning team after playing a few games in 1992, was told of the move minutes after the Pirates' 5-4 loss to Colorado.

Fighting back tears as he talked with reporters, Young said he understood the move but promised ...

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