West Fargo's Young waiting and wondering on MLB season

The Diamondbacks prospect's quest for the big leagues waits on a resumption of the season.

Andy Young batting practice
West Fargo's Andy Young takes batting practice at the ATTIC in South Fargo. (WDAY-TV)
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PEORIA, AZ -- When the games stopped last week, it left Major League Baseball in a weird spot.

All 30 teams were gearing up for the new season. Now spring training complexes in Florida and Arizona are empty. West Fargo's Andy Young is in Peoria, Arizona, part of the Diamondbacks organization waiting and wondering.

"It's been crazy and almost impossible to adjust to. Everything started so fast, and then things were shut down so fast, you hear one thing, and then next day it's completely different. " Young said from Arizona.


Young's spring was off to a solid start. He cracked a home run and had seven hits in 20 at-bats, part of playing in 14 straight games. Now he's sitting in his condo in Arizona alone. "Both of my roommates went home to Wisconsin and Florida. I don't know what to do, going to try and work out." Young said.

Major League Baseball pushed Opening Day back to the middle of May, but that date seems optimistic at this point. For Young and thousands of other ballplayers, it's almost back to square one.

"You have to make due with what you have, maybe getting in some outdoor runs and lifts. They're also saying treat it like it's January, so players aren't going to be rushed into anything. It's too bad because people were peaking to get ready for the season."

Young says the plan for now is for players to get a work out in at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks home field on Monday.

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Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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