08:03 AM ET 01.23 | Credit Ruben Amaro Jr. for his optimism when it comes to Delmon Young. Young made just 29 starts in the outfield for Detroit last season, but Amaro wants him to be the everyday guy in right. That is a position he has not played in six years. He is not healthy; doctors performed microfracture surgery on his ankle 10 weeks ago and his availability for opening day in doubt. The former No. 1 overall pick is 27 years old, with a name forever stained by rage issues that prompted his throwing a bat at an umpire and a drunken anti-Semitic rant. He is at a crossroads in his career. "I think he's motivated," Amaro said. There is inherently little risk in the Phillies signing Young because of the financial commitment.