Delmon Young, the enigmatic outfielder the Phillies are banking on to add some pop in the lineup, was activated Tuesday from the 15-day DL.
The Phils designated Ezequiel Carrera (.077 average) for assignment. Young started Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The team originally signed him to be the every-day right fielder.
Young has endured a roller-coaster ride of a career before catching lightning in a bottle last season in Detroit. He was named ALCS MVP for the Tigers and is a career .294 hitter. Young hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs in Detroit in 2012.