CLEVELAND — Delmon Young homered in his first at-bat with the Philadelphia Phillies after coming off the disabled list Tuesday.
Young connected with one out in the second inning against Cleveland's Zach McAllister, driving a 1-1 pitch into the right-center seats. The outfielder missed the first 26 games of the season following November surgery on his right ankle.
Last year's AL championship series MVP with Detroit, Young batted fifth and served as the designated hitter in his Philadelphia debut. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Young, primarily a DH last season for the Tigers, probably will play right field Wednesday in the finale of the two-game series.
Young played right field during his minor league rehab assignment and batted .367 with two RBIs.
The top pick in the 2003 amateur draft, Young signed a $750,000, one-year contract with the Phillies in the offseason. In addition to his base salary, he earned a $250,000 bonus for his first day on the active roster.
To open a spot for Young, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment. Carrera had one hit in 13 at-bats.