Young resurrects his life ... and his career

Originally Published: June 26, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Tigers manager Jim Leyland sought out Dmitri Young recently, shook his hand and congratulated him on the way he was playing and, more important, the way he was living his life. It was Leyland's Tigers who released Young last year. It was not something Leyland wanted to do, but he told Young last week, "It was the best thing that's ever happened to you."

Leyland was right.

"Jim told me there were issues that I had to deal with," Young said. "Now I'm having the time of my life. Believe me, ...

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