Dmitri Young Wants To Return In 2012

First baseman Dmitri Young, who last played in the big leagues with the Nationals in 2008, wants to return to the Majors in 2012 and plans to play in the Venezuelan Winter League beginning in October, according to Bill Ladson of (Twitter links).

Young, 38 next month, officially retired in March 2010. The No. 4 overall pick in 1991 by the Cardinals, Young was limited to 50 games in his final season in the bigs due to a variety of injuries. His last productive season was in 2007, when he hit .320/.378/.491 for Washington. For his career, Young has posted a .292/.351/.475 line in 5,252 plate appearances.

The 13-year veteran broke in with the Redbirds in 1996 and later played for the Reds and Tigers, as well as the Nats. Young tells Ladson he currently weighs 245 pounds and is in the best shape of his life (Twitter link). His brother, Delmon Young, is an outfielder with the Tigers.

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  1. Mike Agogliati 4 years ago

    …really? Isn’t he like 400 years old and 400 pounds too heavy?

    • Isaac 4 years ago

      400lbs over? Dang he’s lost some weigh last time I remember he was 500

  2. fitz 4 years ago


    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      Could be the replacement for Drew in Rightfield

  3. capncasey 4 years ago

    Good luck Meat Hook.  Happy to have your bro on board.  Go Tigers…

  4. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    I’d invite him to spring training.

    • EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

      Just don’t invite him to the post-game buffet.

  5. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    [Insert fat joke here]

  6. gunsnascar 4 years ago

    This guy will be the cubs rebuild years 1st baseman

  7. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    The Big bad Dmitri ready to pop 40 more bombs. Let’s Go. (What a beast)

  8. Guest 4 years ago

    It’s pretty sad when you can say you’re in the best shape of your life and still be obese.

  9. das411 4 years ago

    well MLB might not be a *better* please if steak_grows_on comes back, but it certainly will be a more entertaining one…

  10. Stl_Great 4 years ago

    Please Dmitri, be the replacement of Pujols.

  11. bobbybaseball 4 years ago

    Didn’t he also suffer from alcohol and drug abuse as well? I don’t think it was just injuries.

  12. Lastings 4 years ago

    He looked like a black carrot top.

  13. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    At least whichever team signs him will get free steak!

  14. AZJack6 4 years ago

    I like Dimitri do I dare say he has a resurgence at age 38 (soon to be 39) must be all that weightlifting #getswoll

  15. Matt Moore 4 years ago

    I dont understand why you guys are all making fun of him. He isnt even that fat and he can hit so who gives a ****.

    • Ian Smell 4 years ago

      They all think they’re funny. Not one of them is original.

  16. Andy Patton 4 years ago

    until you can have a higher batting average then your weight in the major leagues then you all should back off meat hook. Tigers don’t really need him so maybe Seattle will give him a shot, let him groom young Justin Smoak. Although I can’t imagine he’ll want to come back to a rebuilding team

  17. hallwagner 4 years ago

    i loved dmitri when he was with the nats, i hope he has a nice comeback with some team in need of veteran leadership and a good hitter (almost every team :P)

  18. hallwagner 4 years ago

    hope he can make a nice comeback, he was one of my favorite nats players when he was healthy

  19. camerondatzker 4 years ago

    I like Dimitri Young and he would be an awesome comeback kid for an American League team, I can see Oakland A’s, Seattle Mariners, maybe The San Diego Padres giving a second chance. I think he can still hit.

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