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LaRoche and Young Elect Free Agency

LaRoche and Young Elect Free Agency

LaRoche and Young elected free agency today.

Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young have both elected free agency, after both players were designated for assignment last Friday.  Both players had more than three years of service time, giving them the right to decline their outright assignment to the minors.

LaRoche arrived in Pittsburgh as the center piece in the Jason Bay trade.  In his time with the Pirates he hit for a .226/.296/.341 line in 935 at-bats.  In 2009 he had a .258/.330/.401 line and strong defense, leading to a 2.4 WAR.  However, both his hitting and defense tanked in 2010, and he was left without a position with Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker arriving in the majors in 2010, taking up third and second base.

Young was acquired in early 2009 after being designated for assignme...

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