Rockies doing their homework on Delmon Young

Posted on December 5th, 2008 – 9:14 AM
By Joe Christensen

I’m hearing the Rockies have been doing their homework on Twins outfielder Delmon Young, with GM Dan O’Dowd checking with people who have known him over the years, including Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, who works out at the same facility as Young in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Tracy Ringolsby, of the Rocky Mountain News, mentioned Young in his latest column as a possible fit for the Rockies, who are looking for a young, right-handed hitting outfielder. The Twins need bullpen help and Huston Street has long been one of their favorites.

However, La Velle heard this week that the Rockies asking price for third baseman Garrett Atkins was Kevin Slowey, Denard Span and another prospect. As we’ve written, the Rockies drive a hard bargain, and the Twins have been pessimistic about being able to work a deal with them.

I spoke to Delmon on Thursday, and he was in good spirits, though he is well-aware that his future with the Twins is up in the air. Stay tuned.

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