- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned infielder Luis Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for outfielder Delwyn Young, acquired two days ago in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 25-year-old rookie Cruz appeared in one game this season and went 1-for-2.

Young started the season on the 15-day disabled list following offseason elbow surgery. The 26-year-old switch-hitter was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday. Acquired by the Pirates in exchange for two players to be named or cash, Young hit .267 in 110 games over three major-league seasons.

Also Friday, the Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Michael Dubee from the Chicago White Sox for infielder Andy Phillips in an exchange of minor-league players.

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