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Delmon Young will be playing in the Australian Baseball League


The Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League announced on Tuesday that former major league outfielder Delmon Young signed with the team for the upcoming season. The article on the Aces site suggests Young is “looking at a stint in the ABL to resurrect his big league career.”

Young, 32, last played in the majors with the Orioles in 2015, batting .270/.289/.339 in 180 plate appearances. The O’s released him in July and he never latched on with another team.

Unless Young hits like Eric Thames did in Korea, it seems unlikely this moves any major league team enough to offer him a contract in 2019.

Padres ride double-decker tour bus to AT&T Park

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On Sunday morning, the Padres planned to take a bus from their hotel in San Francisco to AT&T Park ahead of their afternoon game. The bus never showed.’s AJ Cassavell reports that team director of player and staff services TJ Lasita flagged down an empty San Francisco tour bus, negotiated a rate, and got his players an impromptu ride to the ballpark.

The Padres’ Twitter account and Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted pictures and video:

The Padres and Giants are playing the rubber match of their three-game series this afternoon. The Padres will then travel to Arlington for a series with the Rangers. The Giants will welcome the Rockies.