It looks like Dmitri Young’s career, which reached such inspiring heights two years ago with the Nationals, has come to an end under upsetting circumstances. Young, who has been on rehab with Class AA Harrisburg all month, tore his left quadriceps muscle last week and is out for the rest of the season. And given all he’s gone through the last two years, it’s hard to believe he’s going to get another shot to play in the major leagues.
I agree, it seems unlikely that he’ll get another chance to play somewhere. Rehab is not his strong suit, and by the time his quad is better, he’s gonna be even more out of shape than he ever has been (which is really, really out of shape).
Baseball, unlike the other sports, always seems to have a place in it for an oddball, both physically and behaviorally speaking, and Young was one of them over the past decade or so. I don’t know how most people feel about all of this, but I’ll miss him.