Dmitri Young out for season
Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young is out for the season because of a torn left quad.
Young, 35, hurt the quad running out a single for Double-A Harrisburg on July 19th. He then went to Washington to have an MRI, which revealed the tear. Young, who is currently rehabbing the quad in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was hitting .241 with two RBIs for Harrisburg.
Young is in the last year of a two-year, $10 million contract and has yet to play a Major League game this season. It’s doubtful he will return to the Nationals as a player next season.
Young played three seasons for the organization. His best season with Washington was in 2007. In 136 games, Young hit .320 with 13 home runs and 74 RBIs. He ended up winning Comeback Player of the Year honors that year.
Last season, Young was limited to 50 games because of a lower back sprain and complications with diabetes, which is currently under control.