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Delmon would like to remain with Rays for 2014

Delmon would like to remain with Rays for 2014

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Delmon Young re-joined the Rays on Sept. 1 after six seasons away with the Twins, Tigers and Phillies.

The 28-year-old outfielder was released by the Phillies on Aug. 14 and signed a Minor League deal with the Rays on Aug. 22. He played seven games with Double-A Montgomery before joining the Rays and hitting .258 with three home runs and seven RBIs.

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Young will be a free agent this offseason, but said Wednesday he would like to return to the Rays in 2014.

"Oh yeah, I don't know what their offseason plans are, but with the starting pitching they have, from [David] Price through the fifth guy, it's a very deep rotation," Young said. "[Evan Longoria] will be back and Wil [Myers] has a chance to have 35 home runs next year, so it's a place I'd like to come back to."

Young's offseason should be different, he happily noted.

"I'm looking forward to my first offseason since 2010, when I can do weight training and baseball activity," said Young, who rehabbed injuries the past two offseasons. "First get that taken care of, and this time around, I have an opportunity to pick a team that I think I can fit in well with and has a great opportunity to get to the World Series."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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