Young Honored By League

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 2:58 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) Dmitri Young is Major League Baseball's National League comeback player of the year.

The Washington Nationals first baseman set aside professional, legal and substance abuse problems to become an All-Star this season.

Young had 13 home runs and 74 RBIs while finishing tied for eighth in the NL with a career-high .320 batting average.

Young was out of baseball altogether at the end of last season when he was released by the Detroit Tigers in September. And that was just one part of his troublesome year, which included an assault charge, treatment for alcoholism, a divorce and hospitalization for diabetes.

Young got a second chance in February when he agreed to a non-guaranteed, minor league contract with Washington.