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Phillies' Delmon Young can make $600,000 if he loses weight

January 24, 2013|By Melissa Rohlin
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Delmon Young (John Munson / U.S. Presswire )

The Philadelphia Phillies have given Delmon Young a huge incentive to shed a few pounds.

$600,000 worth of motivation, to be precise.

According to the Associated Press, Young will be weighed by the Phillies six times this season and each time that he's within the agreed-upon weight, he'll receive $100,000 on top of of the $750,000 for which he signed.

Young weighed 238 pounds during his initial physical with the team on Tuesday. He'll have to weigh 230 pounds or less the next time he steps on the scale to receive his first bonus, according to

"I've been on a strict diet," Young told reporters. "You can get carried away on clubhouse food and late-night room service. Some ice cream and good-luck cakes. But when you go back to the outfield, you have got to eat lighter."


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