Skip to main content
  • Adelaide Bite
  • Brisbane Bandits
  • Canberra Cavalry
  • Melbourne Aces
  • Perth Heat
  • Sydney Blue Sox
Below is an advertisement.
Melbourne add former MLB top pick
Aces bring in 10-year MLB veteran for new season
10/11/2017 7:44 PM ET
Former MLB first pick Delmon Young in action for the Detroit Tigers (C) GETTY IMAGES
Former MLB first pick Delmon Young in action for the Detroit Tigers (C) GETTY IMAGES 

Former MLB first overall draft pick Delmon Young will link up with the Melbourne Aces for the upcoming Australian Baseball League season.

Young, 31, spent 10 seasons in the majors and was named American League Championship Series MVP playing with the Detroit Tigers in 2012.

The outfielder compiled a 1118 game MLB career across five teams ‒ Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Young hit .283 with 109 home runs, 566 runs driven in and 36 stolen bases after debuting in 2006.

In 2012 he was selected MVP of the ALCS after batting .353 with two home runs and six RBIs for the Tigers in a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees.

He last played MLB in 2015 with the Orioles, batting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBIs in 52 appearances.

 

 

Young will play a key role in the Aces' offence as Melbourne looks to improve on last season's first-place regular season finish.

The right-hander will join Peter Moylan, James Beresford, Brad Harman, Travis Blackley, Shane Lindsay, Mark Hamburger, Jeremy Guthrie and Virgil Vasquez as Major League players to have played for the Aces.

Young is expected to arrive in early November and make his debut in Melbourne's Opening Weekend series against Perth at Melbourne Ballpark, starting November 17.

Aces memberships are now on sale for Season 8 of the ABL, click here for more information #OurGame

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.