DENVER -- On his first day with the
said his childhood idol was his new manager,
Mattingly smiled Monday when he was told what Young said.
“It’s not going to get him in the lineup any faster,” Mattingly said. “Just kidding.”
“We’ll see what he says when the season’s over,” Mattingly said.
Acquired in a trade with the
on Saturday night, Young joined the Dodgers for the opening game of a three-game series at
Young wasn’t in the lineup. The Dodgers’ starting third baseman was
Young is expected to back up Uribe at third base and
The 14-year veteran said he didn’t mind.
“My role is winning player for the Dodgers,” Young said. “It won’t be tough. It’s all about winning.”
Young had to waive his no-trade provision for the deal to be completed.
“It was an immediate yes,” he said.
Young noted that in the
, bench players often get into games.
Young grew up in Covina and attended Bishop Amat High in La Puente. He estimated that he used to attend 20 games a year at
But, he said, “If this team wasn’t where they were in the standings, sentimental value wouldn’t seem nearly as appealing.”
Young could start Tuesday, considering that Uribe is 0 for 15 in his career against scheduled