Latest on OF Market: Delmon Young will wait to sign until January

Delmon Young polaroidThe Mariners have also checked in on Delmon Young (FOX Sports), but he is reportedly waiting to sign until January.

After agreeing to terms with Angel Pagan, the Giants are also looking at the possibility of signing Scott Hairston in a platoon role (Comcast Sportsnet).

The Red Sox are focused on signing Josh Hamilton (Boston Herald),  and while the Brewers appear to have some interest in Hamilton (CBS Sports), the Phillies are “weary” of Hamilton (ESPN).

The Phillies and Rockies have had discussions about Dexter Fowler, and the Rockies want controllable pitching back from Philadelphia (FOX Sports).

The Yankees have shown interest in Hairston and Cody Ross (FOX Sports).

The Mariners have “checked in” on Ryan Ludwick, but are considering any offense they can find. (CBS Sports).

Grady Sizemore will miss a significant portion of the 2013 season after undergoing micro-fracture surgery (CBS Sports).

However, the Reds have a contract offer out to Ludwick, and manager Dusty Baker hopes he accepts it (Cincinnati Enquirer).

The Nationals are not actively shopping Michael Morse, but are listening to offers (Washington Times).

Michael Baron, Contributor

If the Mets still have a need in January, I wonder if the Mets would consider Young. He’s recovering from minor ankle surgery and reportedly wants to be completely healthy for when he signs. Young doesn’t get on-base a lot but he is right-handed and hits for power and had even home run splits both at home and on the road, which is notable considering the deep dimensions at Comerica Park. He wouldn’t be my first choice, but he’s worthy of a look on a short-term deal.