"We're going to take a look at him, because we haven't seen him since the beginning of spring training."
(Manny Acta, via Nationals Journal, 3/30/2009)
What's the point, Manny? He's not in shape!
...so Dmitri Young will start earning his $5 million paycheck in Florida this season.
Dmitri Young won't open the season in the major leagues.
The Nationals first baseman will remain in Florida at the team's extended spring training for at least three weeks, getting more at-bats and getting himself into better playing shape, according to a club source.
But, at least the big lug will see his first major league action in almost a month with a start against the Tigers tomorrow...just so Manny can get a "look" at him, etc. etc.