Report: Brewers Interested In Michael Young


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The Milwaukee Brewers are interested in free agent Michael Young as a first baseman, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Dodgers, Rockies and Nationals have also expressed interest in the veteran.

Young, who split time between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, hit .279 with eight home runs and 46 RBI. Rosenthal suggested that the right-handed hitting Young could share first base duties with incumbent Juan Francisco. Brewers GM Doug Melvin has been a fan of Young since their days in Texas.

First base has been a glaring issue this offseason and with Corey Hart signing with the Mariners, the Brewers were left scrambling. The 37-year-old Young has experience at every infield position and spent a good chunk of time at first base last season. But at his age, it would be surprising if the Brewers offered him more than a one-year contract.

Young would bring a veteran presence to the clubhouse that would definitely be beneficial to young infielders Jean Segura and Scooter Gennett.