PITTSBURGH — Veteran Dmitri Young worked out in front of Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and staff today at Pirate City, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
It was reported last week that Young, who hasn’t played in the Majors since 2008, would travel to Bradenton, Fla., to work out in front of the Pirates.
According to Singer, the 38-year-old Young held up well to rigorous workouts at the field –he ran the bases, took balls to first base, threw from the outfield and hit from both sides of the plate.
Young has been trying to revive a baseball career and even went to the Winter Meetings in Dallas Texas to make his case in front of front office people. Young is also reported to be in great shape, down to 232 from 295 he weighed during the 2008 season.
Hurdle said his interest in Young is “in the early stages” according to Singer, and has had conversations about him internally. Young hit .280 with four home runs, and 10 RBI over 50 games with the Washington Nationals his last season in the big leagues in 2008.