The deal was actually completed Thursday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, but Young weighed the pros and cons of accepting the deal for about 48 hours before giving his blessing.
Young has played in all or part of 13 major league seasons and spent his entire career with the Rangers, which apparently made the deal a little tough to accept.
While Young has spent a lot of his time as a designated hitter over the past few seasons, he has still started more games as a position player (173 games) over the past two seasons than he has as a designated hitter (140 games).
Young won a Gold Glove as a shortstop in 2008, moved to third base in 2009 and then spent more time as a designated hitter starting in 2011 when the Rangers acquired Adrian Beltre. In his career, Young has played 358 games at third and has a career .956 fielding percentage, while the MLB average is .954 for thirdbasemen. Young can play all four infield positions and is a right-handed hitter.
The Phillies had acquired Lindblom last July in the deal that sent Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lindblom posted a combined 3.55 ERA in 74 games with the Dodgers and Phillies last season and had a 4.63 ERA in 26 games with the Phillies.
Bonilla was a solid pitching prospect who was chosen to pitch in last year's Futures Game, but suffered a thumb injury the night prior to the game when he was messing around with other players. The injury required surgery and ended his season. Bonilla has recovered and is pitching in the Dominican Winter League, where he has posted a 6.92 ERA in 15 games.
Premium users can see what impact Young will have on the Phillies from a piece written when the deal was initially announced.