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Lindblom, Prospect from Phillies to Rangers For Young?

Rangers beat writer reports on pending Michael Young swap with Phillies.

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reveals at least one name that's been discussed in the eternally-pending Michael Young-to-Phillies swap: reliever Josh Lindblom:

Though the Rangers would eat more than $10 million in salary to deal Young for reliever Josh Lindblom and a prospect, the team would save about $5 million. You know what they say: A penny saved is a penny spent on Greinke.

Lindblom, you'll recall, came from the Dodgers to the Phillies in this July's Shane Victorino trade. A live-armed righty, Lindblom's unfortunate home run tendencies were frequently on display during his relatively short stint in Philadelphia.

Once again, the eensy-weensy detail here is the identity of this "prospect."

The Phillies have a bunch of pretty much interchangeable late-inning relievers. Losing Lindblom wouldn't be a disaster of any sort, but again, that "prospect" could be a very big deal.

Stay tuned to The Good Phight as we track this business.