Report: Delmon Young's Phillies deal includes $600K for making weight
Delmon Young's new contract with the Phillies includes $600,000 in weight bonuses, according to the Associated Press.
Young, who signed with the Phillies on Tuesday, will earn $750,000 in the one-year deal, and have the ability to earn an additional $2.75 million in bonuses -- a portion of which will involve weigh-ins. He will receive $100,000 each time he makes weight on six occasions chosen by the Phillies, according to details obtained by the Associated Press.
The American League championship series Most Valuable Player must be 230 pounds or less for each of the first three weigh-ins, and 235 pounds or less for the final three weigh-ins.
Young, 27, hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI last season primarily as the Tigers' designated hitter. He is coming off ankle surgery in November.He has long battled weight problems and has found himself involved in off-the-field incidents including an arrest for a hate-crime in April 2012.