Michael Young RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Young to retire

    CBSSports.com "Seven-time All-Star Michael Young has decided to call it a career, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Dallas Morning News. Young had "three good offers," per Rosenthal, but instead elected to begin spending more time with his family. The Youngs aren't likely struggling financially..." January 30

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Michael Young still undecided if he will play this year or retire. Young said that if he plays, it's "a safe bet" it will be for #Dodgers.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman.

  • Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young

    Pinstripe Alley "According to Erik Boland and Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young to help out the team's current question marks at second and third base. Young, who turned 37 in October, managed to hit .279/.335/.395 with a 102 wRC+ in 565 combined plate appearances..." December 10

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Sure, Michael Young is interesting(.279/.335/.395) to teams he's reached out to like O's, Rd Sox...

  • Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher the teams announced Saturday night. The Dodgers plan on using Young 36 as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Phillies’ M. Young has cleared waivers. Can be traded to any team but only if he approves. Full no-trade clause still in effect.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Young will accept trade to #Yankees. Confirming report by @FeinsandNYDN.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Rangers still working on deals described as “mostly small.” Not trying to re-acquire Michael Young.

  • Phils could trade Young; Lee deal is unlikely

    Philly.com "At 2:57 on a sunny Tuesday afternoon Michael Young was still a Phillie. He leaned over the dugout railing at an empty ballpark and stared at the field while grounds-crew members manicured the grass. He later practiced ground balls with Cody Asche a man 13 years younger who will steal most of his..." July 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Phillies’ Michael Young only approve trade to #Rangers. Has full no-trade clause.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    I'm told Michael Young has informed Phillies if he isn't dealt to Texas he'll consider other destinations but Boston would be 2nd choice

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Phillies plan on calling up 3B Cody Asche. Points to Michael Young being traded today.

  • Rangers mull Michael Young return

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers are focused on outfielders at the moment but they've talked at least internally about the possibility of trying to bring back former Rangers star Michael Young according to sources. The need right now is for a right-handed-hitting outfielder and they've considered Alex Rios Hunter..." July 26

  • Red Sox, Yankees targeting veteran infielder Michael Young

    Philly.com "The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are among about a dozen teams interested in Philadelphia Phillies infielder Michael Young, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has been pretty adamant in the last week or so that his team is not quite ready to sell off spare parts..." July 17

  • Michael Young drawing heavy trade interest

    Fox Sports "Although the Philadelphia Phillies give every indication they are not going to “sell," the intense trade interest in third baseman Michael Young might prompt them to make an exception. About a dozen clubs have checked in on Young, according to major league sources. Included among them: The..." July 16

  • More teams in hunt for Phils’ Michael Young

    New York Post "Earlier in the process the Red Sox and Yankees appeared to be the most serious contenders for Phillies corner infielder Michael Young. Though Young controls his future because of a full no-trade clause, other teams have interest in the 36-year-old right-handed hitter. And it’s not to play first..." July 11

  • Michael Young ready to handle his chances at the hot corner

    Courier-Post "Michael Young has been around the block a few times. So he knew, in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 7-0 win when facing the most famous reliever of all time, what would happen with a 3-2 count. Mariano Rivera chucked a breaking ball, which landed a little low. Young, however, started..." March 17

  • Cliff Lee: Rangers took Young for granted

    ESPN.com "Cliff Lee and Michael Young weren't teammates for long in Texas -- only for a few months in 2010. But now that they're together again in Philadelphia, Lee says he, and others, were "baffled" by the way the Rangers treated Young in his final few years with the team. Lee described Young on Monday..." February 25

  • 2013 Phillies Player Preview: Michael Young

    The Good Phight "Young at Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs. His 2012 line: .277/.312/.370/.682, 8 HR. Drafted by the Blue Jays in 1997, Young has spent his entire career in the Texas Rangers’ infield, covering all four positions in addition to designated hitter. His defense covers the map from mediocre to bad;..." February 20

  • Michael Young adjusting to Phillies – and to Philly

    CSN Philly "It had to happen eventually. Michael Young expected it. He just didn’t know it would go down at the airport. Young was going through security at Philadelphia International when one of the TSA screeners checked his license and noticed that it had a Dallas address. “She looks at me,” Young..." February 15

  • The End Of A Love/Hate Relationship

    SB Nation Dallas "To pretend otherwise in the moment would be disingenuous: Michael Young will go down as very, very far from being my favorite Texas Ranger. There was a brief moment in time when that wasn't true, though. In 2000, the Rangers were a team coming off consecutive division titles, and dealt one of..." December 11

  • Michael Young's bat isn't all the Phillies should worry about

    SB Nation "The reviews of the Michael Young trade have been mixed so far, ranging anywhere from "Wait, what are the Phillies doing?" to "No, seriously, what are the Phillies doing?" I'm going to take the contrarian path, though, and wonder what in the hell the Phillies are doing. It's not a crazy idea for..." December 11

  • Now that he's gone, Michael Young's impact will be appreciated

    Dallas Morning News "Michael Young, the face of the Rangers franchise through bad and good, hosted his own farewell news conference Monday in a ballroom at the Park Cities Hilton. He did it because he didn't think it proper after 12 years to say goodbye over the phone, and no club official was going to round up the..." December 11

  • Michael Young accepts trade to Phillies

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Michael Young era in Texas has come to an end after a source confirmed that the Rangers' all-time hits leader agreed to a trade Saturday to become Philadelphia's starting third baseman. The Rangers will receive right-hander Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, a minor-league pitcher, while..." December 08

  • Source: Michael Young accepts trade to Phillies

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Michael Young era in Texas has come to an end after a source confirmed that the Rangers' all-time hits leader agreed to a trade Saturday to become Philadelphia's starting third baseman. The Rangers will receive right-hander Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, a minor-league pitcher, while..." December 08

  • Phillies acquire 3B Michael Young from Texas

    CSN Philly "The Phillies filled another need Saturday when they acquired veteran infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two pitchers. Young, who waived his no-trade rights, will be the Phillies' primary third baseman. The Rangers get reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Lisalverto..." December 08

  • Phillies' deal for Michael Young in Young's hands

    CSN Philly "Ruben Amaro Jr. was waiting for more than a taxi cab to the airport in the lobby of the Opryland Hotel on Thursday morning. The Phillies GM was also waiting for Michael Young to make a decision. The Phillies have a deal on the table to acquire the veteran infielder from the Texas Rangers,..." December 07

  • Phillies in serious talks for 3B Michael Young

    CSN Philly "The Phillies entered the final morning of the winter meetings Thursday with a legitimate trade possibility. Multiple baseball sources tell CSNPhilly.com that the Phils are in serious discussions with the Texas Rangers about a deal for veteran infielder Michael Young. Evan Grant of the Dallas..." December 06

  • T.R. Sullivan with cryptic Michael Young comment

    Lone Star Ball "So, T.R. Sullivan has a blog post up, dealing with Michael Young and R.A. Dickey, and his lead comment about Young is intriguing: The Rangers are being very careful with what they say about Michael Young. They do not want another mess after what happened two years ago when they signed..." December 05

  • Rangers have asked Young if he would approve a trade

    Lone Star Ball "Michael Young has ten years in the major leagues and five years with the Rangers. By virtue of those so-called "10/5 rights," he has the ability to veto any trade. Indications in the past have been that that veto power is something he would exercise in most cases, making it more difficult to even..." December 05

  • Young's future with Rangers might be a bigger issue than Hamilton's

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "OK, the Texas Rangers ran out of gas. But how do they fix that? How do they get back to the World Series? By overhauling the engine, or do they simply recharge the battery? When the men who run the Rangers sit down this week, no doubt the disappointment over their 2012 collapse will still..." October 08

  • Michael Young on Yu Darvish: "I hope people appreciate what they are seeing"

    Dallas Morning News "While Adrian Beltre's ninth-inning homer may have been the most dramatic moment of the Rangers' 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday, the most dominant moments all belonged to RHP Yu Darvish. The rookie went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out nine and walked away with his 16th win. It..." September 21

  • If sitting Michael Young gives Rangers best opportunity to win a championship, 'so be it'

    Dallas Morning News "There has been a lot of speculation by the local media the last few weeks that if Ron Washington were to make Michael Young a part time player that he would lose the clubhouse and the team would win less games than they would if he kept running Young out there everyday. Is there any evidence..." September 04

  • Mitch Moreland on Michael Young's impact

    ESPN.com "It hasn't been the greatest statistical season of Michael Young's career, but it's another standout year for the way he impacts the clubhouse. On Sunday in Toronto, Young was 3-for-5 with five RBIs and ended an 88-game home run drought and a season-long 12-game RBI slump...." August 21

  • Michael Young hits first home run in more than three months; will positive numbers continue?

    Dallas Morning News "The streak is over. Now what about the slump? On Sunday, Michael Young hit his first home run in more than three months and drove in five runs in the Rangers' 11-2 win over Toronto. It was Young's first homer since May 7, a career-long drought of 88 games and 349 at-bats. It was his first..." August 20

  • Young, Kinsler reach Rangers milestone

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A successful quarterback-wide receiver duo can go down in football lore, such as Montana-Rice or Manning-Harrison. There isn't that type of connection in baseball, but double-play partners is as close as it gets. Michael Young and Ian Kinsler were the Texas Rangers middle infielders from..." August 18

  • Ron Washington: I expect Michael Young will 'put on a show' in the second half

    Dallas Morning News "On Michael Young being ready to bust out: Ron Washington: You don't do what Michael Young has done for as many years as he has done it, and simply because he's struggling, all of a sudden you throw in the towel. He deserves the right to continue to go out there. He works at his game. What I saw..." July 13

  • Michael Young: "I'm only concerned about winning"

    Dallas Morning News "DH-1B Michael Young, dropped to the lowest spot he's held in the batting order since 2003, said he's got no issues with the Rangers decision to move Nelson Cruz to fifth and dropping him to sixth. "To me, it's not really a big deal," Young said. "I've hit in so many positions in the lineup in..." July 09

  • Michael Young on 275-pound Prince Fielder tackling Martin Perez: 'Prince wins that battle every time'

    Dallas Morning News "Martin Perez probably didn't have the Major League debut he was expecting, going 2/3 of an inning, allowing an earned run and giving up two hits Wednesday night. The 21-year-old, who entered the season as the Rangers' top pitching prospect, opened an eighth inning that would see the Detroit..." June 28

  • The Rangers' Michael Young Problem

    Lone Star Ball "If the Rangers are going to have an optimal team come October as they try to win a third straight pennant, they'll bench Michael Young and find a better designated hitter around the trading deadline. Sure, it'd be awesome to grab somebody like Greinke, and stick him at the top of a playoff..." June 21

  • Ron Washington: Michael Young will not be moving out of fifth spot

    Dallas Morning News "DH Michael Young is getting a day off on Tuesday. He is not getting a demotion in the Rangers' lineup. Manager Ron Washington was adamant that Young's day was a normal respite and that he will not be dropped from the No. 5 spot, even though his production there has been among the worst in the..." June 20

  • Will teams start walking Josh Hamilton intentionally? Feel free, says Michael Young

    Dallas Morning News "A question about Josh Hamilton's week: Has it been too good? Hamilton hit two more homers in Friday's 10-3 win over Los Angeles to up his total to eight for five games during the week. Hamilton also has 14 RBIs in those five games. Not surprisingly, teams are getting a little more selective..." May 12

  • Michael Young heads Rangers' class on All-Star ballot

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Michael Young will be bidding for his eighth All-Star Game appearance this season, and Josh Hamilton will by vying for a fifth consecutive start. Both were on the American League ballot that was revealed Thursday. Young is among the contenders to start at designated hitter. He was the runner-up..." April 20

  • Young takes advice, sits one out

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Michael Young is the longest-tenured Texas Rangers player, having made his major league debut late in 2000 and sticking on the roster permanently in 2001. He said Wednesday was the first time he has ever taken the advice of the training staff. Young was out of the starting lineup for the..." April 19

  • Young a DH, but he'll play field, too

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Designated hitter is no longer a position for players who are inferior defensively, as the out-of-work Vladimir Guerrero and Hideki Matsui discovered over the off-season. Teams have learned how valuable it is to be able to run several players through the spot for restful days, and to have a..." April 14

  • Michael Young keeps living his dream with Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Baseball officially starts today for the two-time defending American League champs. Well, actually, it's a diluted form of baseball. It's called the Cactus League. "It's still important," said Michael Young, the senior member of the Rangers. "Our team against another major league team. Why..." March 04

  • Rangers' Michael Young named Marvin Miller Man of Year for 2011

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers infielder Michael Young is the winner of the 2011 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. The award is presented to the player "whose on-field and off-field performance most inspires others to higher levels of achievement by displaying as much passion to give back to others as he shows..." November 04

  • Michael Young to be back at first base in Game 6; Hamilton will play left

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that Michael Young will start at first base in Game 6, ending Mitch Moreland's two-game run as the starter there." October 26

  • Michael Young to move to DH; Mitch Moreland not expected to reclaim 1B spot

    Dallas Morning News "Michael Young, who played first base in the first two games, will move to DH on Saturday, but the Rangers will not go back to Mitch Moreland at first. Manager Ron Washington indicated he probably would move Mike Napoli to first and insert Yorvit Torrealba at catcher." October 22