MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Delmon Young was traded by Tampa Bay to
Minnesota Wednesday night as part of a six-player deal that sent
right-hander Matt Garza to the Rays.
In a swap of talented youngsters, the Twins also gave up
starting shortstop Jason Bartlett and minor league pitcher Eduardo
Morlan while acquiring shortstop Brendan Harris and minor league
outfielder Jason Pridie.
After losing All-Star center fielder Torii Hunter to a $90
million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the Twins
were in dire need of another proven outfielder.
Young, who was runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year, batted .288
with 13 homers and 93 RBIs in his first full major league season.
He also had 38 doubles and 10 steals and should provide a boost to
a lineup that was lagging this season.
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