That said, Alderson said he would prefer to go to spring training with other candidates as well, again assuming Murphy is not on the team.
"I think we'd be comfortable if we had a number of candidates we could sort through during spring training," Alderson said.
Flores played the majority of his 106 minor-league games at second base during 2013.
Young came up through the Rockies organization at second base, logging over 500 games. He's played just 52 games at second since getting to the big leagues.