The Philadelphia Phillies traded infielder Michael Young and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced late Saturday night.

In 28 games this season (24 starts) between double-A Chattanooga and triple-A Albuquerque, Rasmussen has gone 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 135.2 innings. The 24-year-old was selected by the Dodgers in the 2nd round of the June 2010 draft out of UCLA.

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Young batted .276 with 24 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 42 RBI in 126 games with Philadelphia this season, including seven hits in his last 10 at-bats prior to being traded. He has made 118 starts in the field this year: 101 at third base and 17 at first base.

Over the last 12 seasons (2002-13), Young ranks second among all MLB players in hits (2,359), games (1,949) and at-bats (7,867), trailing only the Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki in all three categories. He is a career .300 hitter with a .346 on-base percentage, 439 doubles, 59 triples, 185 home runs and 1,026 RBI.

The 36-year-old Young was originally acquired by the Phillies on December 9, 2012, from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitchers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

Young was born in Covina, Ca., about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

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