Less than 24 hours after making the biggest move of the 2013 MLB trade deadline, the Red Sox could be on the verge of another, according to a report by the Boston Globe.
If the Red Sox and Phillies can agree on a trade, third baseman Michael Young would be willing to ship up to Boston, according to Nick Cafardo.
As of noon, Michael Young was accepting a deal to Boston if a deal was agreed upon. It obviously hasn't got that far.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 31, 2013
If the Phillies and Red Sox can't come to an agreement on a deal, whether or not Young is willing to make his way to the Hub doesn't matter.
If the two sides can agree on a trade, Young would provide the Red Sox some much-needed stability at third base. After dealing Jose Iglesias as part of a package that brought Jake Peavy to Boston late on Tuesday night, the Red Sox have been left with a gaping hole at third. As of now, they look to be leaning toward using a platoon of Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder at that spot.
Will Middlebrooks could provide the Red Sox some power at third if they decide to call him up from Pawtucket, but he still seems to be figuring out the offensive woes that landed him in Triple A back in June.
Young isn't the batting-champ contender he was during his days as a Texas Ranger, but he would give the Red Sox professional at-bats for the final two months of the season before becoming a free agent. On the season, he is hitting .279/.354/.411.
A report from the New York Daily News cites a source who says that Young also would be willing to accept a trade to the New York Yankees.
According to a source, the Yankees have been told that Michael Young would accept a trade to New York.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 31, 2013
Then there's this report from WEEI's Rob Bradford, who quotes a source saying that it's not a certainty that Young would not waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to any team.
As of 1:18, source familiar with situation not confident Michael Young will accept trade to any team— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 31, 2013
No matter how this shakes out, we'll keep you up to date with all the latest.