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After thirteen major league seasons, competing with four different teams
(St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Washington), Dmitri Young announced his
retirement on Thursday. Young, 36, last saw major league action in 2008 with
the Washington Nationals. He tore his hamstring during Spring training '09
and never made it back to the big leagues.
Dmitri Young was introduced on Thursday as the new Vice President and Senior
Advisor of baseball operations for Diamond Heroes of Southeast Michigan,
Inc., the owner of the Oakland County Cruisers Independent professional
Dmitri Young was a two-time all-star ('03 and '07). He finished his career
with a .292 average and 171 HRs. In 2006 Young was diagnosed as a diabetic.
After signing with the Nationals in 2007 and playing with them the entire
season, Young received the Player's Choice NL Comeback Player of the Year
Award (.320BA, 123HR, and 74RBI). I don't know if it was Dmitri Young's
bouncy head-first slides, monster home runs, or his overall humble demeanor;
but I have always thought of him as one of my favorite Reds of all-time.
Long live the "Meat Hook".
The Reds beat the Mariners by a final score of 6-2 on Friday. Opening Day
starter Aaron Harang looked dandy pitching five innings allowing only one
run and striking out six. Attempting to pose himself on the field for
Opening Day, Drew Stubbs went 3-3 with an inside-the-park home run. Chris
Heisey, Scott Rolen, and Laynce Nix all hit home runs in the Reds' victory.
On Saturday, the Reds couldn't get it done against the Giants losing 6-0.