Young paying steep price for incident

Originally Published: May 9, 2006
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Delmon Young probably could have been in the big leagues by mid-June, playing the summer game in Comerica Park or Citizens Bank Park, Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium, beginning what most scouts believe will be a prolific career.

Instead, Young will be at the extended spring training program of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for most of the next 41 days, taking batting practice and perhaps participating in intrasquad games, but nothing real. Nobody hits .300 or .400 in extended spring games because ...

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