Young see’s opportunity to succeed in Pittsburgh


By John Perrotto Delwyn Young has found out what is feels like to be wanted. The Pirates have been trying to trade for the switch-hitting outfielder ever since Neal Huntington became general manager late in the 2007 season. The Pirates finally landed Young on Wednesday, trading either two players to be named or cash consideration to the Los Angeles Dodgers for him. Young, 25, joined the Pirates on Friday night and popped out as a pinch hitter with runners on first and second to end the seventh inning “He’s someone who we’ve had an interest in as an organization for quite some time, particularly for his bat,” Huntington said. “We feel he gives (manager) John Russell another option off the bench, gives him a third or fourth bat off the bench that he can use as a pinch hitter or in double switches.” Scouts who regularly watch the Dodgers feelRead More »