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The Philadelphia Phillies signed troubled free-agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year,

$750,000 contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal includes incentive.

"Delmon is an experienced major league bat who will add some depth to our relatively

inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,"

general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.

The first overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, Young finished second in

American League rookie of the year voting in 2007. Since, his career has been hurt by poor

on-field performances and off-the-field controversy.

He was suspended for seven days by Major League Baseball for yelling anti-Semitic slurs

outside of a New York hotel in April 2012. He apologized and completed a counseling and

community service program.
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