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Michael Young holding his own, but ...

Updated: May 8, 2013, 3:44 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

You have to give Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young credit for a few things: 1) He is among the league leaders in batting average and hits; and 2) While he's no Gold Glover at third base, he's certainly not killing the team there.

As a Phillies fan, I wasn't exactly doing cartwheels after hearing of the relatively risk-free trade that landed him in Philly, but it has been tough to complain about his early results.

That said, Young seems aware that his fine start is a bit superficial and that there's more work to be done. After all, Young enters Wednesday having hit into more double plays than he has extra-base hits. I spoke to Young after Friday's game in Philadelphia about the many ground balls he has been hitting and what seems to be an adjustment in plate approach.

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