Bonnie Young, mother of Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young, has died at her home in Camarillo, California. Bonnie had been battling pancreatic and liver cancer for the past three-and-a-half months.
Delmon left the team after Thursday’s game to be with his dying mother.
On Tuesday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Delmon will miss Minnesota’s three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
It was initially reported that Delmon would return to the team as early as Friday, but his mother’s funeral is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Older brother Dmitri, a Washington Nationals infielder who has been on the disabled list all season with a hip strain, was also at the family’s home at the time of the mother’s death.
Carlos Gomez has taken over Delmon Young’s spot on the roster. The absence of Young also allows the Twins to call up catcher Jose Morales.
So far this season, Delmon Young is hitting .277 with 1 home run and 14 RBIs.