Delmon Young homers in first at-bat with Phillies


Delmon Young was finally activated off the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon and did this three pitches into his first at-bat in a Phillies uniform on Tuesday night …

Young signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Philadelphia in late January. He underwent microfracture ankle surgery last September and spent the first four weeks of the regular season in rehab mode.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.

Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.

The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.