Young leaves game with sore left knee
Just as the Tigers are hoping to have Miguel Cabrera back in the coming days, they might have a new injury to worry about. Delmon Young left Monday’s game against the Marlins after three innings with a sore left knee.
Young is listed as day-to-day, the team announced.
It’s the first known injury of the spring for Young, who got off to a fast start this spring and raised hopes that he could be in for a big season in his contract year before free agency. He entered the game leading the Grapefruit League with a .422 batting average, 39 total bases and 19 RBIs, while ranking third with five home runs.
Young has split his starts between left field and designated hitter in recent days, mainly so that the Tigers could get time for Andy Dirks and Clete Thomas in their competition for the final roster spot. He started in left field Monday but didn’t seem to strain his knee on any particular play.
Young’s fast start, plus the Tigers’ outfield depth, means Detroit shouldn’t be in a bind if he has to miss a few days down the stretch this spring.