Dmitri Young worked out for the Pirates, but they didn’t make him an offer

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Dmitri Young shed a ton of weight as he tries to make a comeback at age 38, but he’s having trouble finding a team interested in signing him after last playing in the majors back in 2008.

Young worked out for the Pirates yesterday and Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that “they were impressed by the slimmed-down first baseman,” but ultimately they decided not to make him a contract offer.

Last month Young worked out for the Phillies and also failed to receive an offer, so he might be running out of possible opportunities with spring training about to begin.

Young was generally said to be well-liked and never ceased being a productive hitter even when his health failed him, so you’d think some team would give him a chance to be Triple-A depth when there’s no risk involved. For now Young told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that he’ll “keep practicing and being ready.”

Athletics DFA Liam Hendriks

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The Oakland A’s have designated reliever Liam Hendriks for assignment.

Hendriks got blown up for four runs on four hits — two homers — in an inning of work yesterday and the A’s have apparently seen enough. It’s been a rough go if it all around, really, as he’s posted a 7.36 ERA over 13 appearances.

Hendriks, who appeared in 70 games last season, signed a one-year deal last winter to avoid arbitration. The deal is for $1.9 million, so anyone claiming him off of waivers or trading for him will owe him a bit over half of that. Given the durability the eight-year veteran has shown in previous seasons that’s not out of the question, but his ineffectiveness this year, combined with a groin problem that caused him to miss some time, may give suitors pause.