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Would Michael Young have been the Dodgers' opening day second baseman?
With concerns over Alexander Guerrero adjusting to the position, names like Miguel Rojas have been mentioned as a potential starter at second base. But Rojas is a career .234 hitter in the minor leagues. That would seem to leave an opportunity open for Young, who ended last season with the Dodgers, playing mostly first and third base.
But Young has decided not to compete for that job in the spring, opting instead to retire after 14 major league seasons. The 37-year-old Young finishes his career with a .300 batting average and 2,375 hits, playing virtually his entire career with Texas. He's the Rangers' all-time leader in hits, doubles, triples, runs and total bases.
Should we just get the Hall of Fame question out of the way? Those asking might be doing so sarcastically. But with 14 seasons on Young's résumé, the question probably deserves a serious answer. A .300 batting average fo...
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ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young said Friday that he went through every emotion possible when he decided his playing career was over at 37.
But Young, who holds nearly every offensive record for the Texas Rangers, knew that spending time with his wife and three sons was more important to him now than playing baseball.
That's why he decided to retire officially Friday even though...
Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement.
The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as Texas' hits leader with 2,230. He was the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop...
Michael Young is retiring after only one season away from the Texas Rangers.
Young formally announced his retirement Friday at Rangers Ballpark. That was his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.
The seven-time All-Star is the Rangers' career leader with 2,230 hits. The 37-year-old Young finished as a career .300 hitter in 1,970 games for Texas...
Curtain call for Young Credit: AP Photo/LM Otero The all-time leader in hits for the Texas Rangers has decided to walk away from the game. Seven-time All-Star Michael Young announced today that his 14th season would be his last, Fox Sports reported and Ken Rosenthal tweeted: Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with...
Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero arrives in the bigs with plenty of questions, but plenty of power potential, too.
To the extent that you can call any 27 year old a prospect, Alexander Guerrero is one of the more interesting first year players on the radar this year. The new Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman, by way of a four year $28 million contract out of Cuba, has a reasonable...
One of the New York Yankees options for infield depth is out: Michael Young is retiring. The Yankees were reported to be one of the teams interested in signing the corner infielder for 2014, but shortly after rumors surfaced that Young would only play for the Dodgers, a source confirmed that he will be retiring.
So ends a successful 14 year career in which Young hit an even...
Even though he had "three good offers" on the table, Michael Young is set to announce his retirement during a press conference Friday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The seven-time(!) All-Star split 2013 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers but it's with the Texas Rangers where he made his mark.
“Michael is a leader, and he demonstrated...
If I had a dollar for every time I read or heard a Met fan say that we should trade for Michael Young, I would probably have enough money to fund a European Vacation… Okay maybe just a weekend trip to the Grand Canyon, but still…
On Friday afternoon, the seven time All-Star got into his old Texas Rangers uniform and formally announced his retirement, ending what was a very solid...
A couple of Texas institutions during the past fifteen years hung up their spikes this week. Between the two of them, Lance Berkman and Michael Young banged out 3,940 hits while wearing the uniform of teams from Texas. Berkman, of course, was the first round draft pick of the Houston Astros who had quite a career there and Young plied his trade with the Texas Rangers for his...
The Los Angeles Dodgers remain interested in Michael Young.
In October the Dodgers signed Alexander Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million but the team has concerns about his fielding ability reports ESPN Los Angeles. Los Angeles is reportedly concerned enough with Guerrero’s glove that they could start him in the minors this season.
The team is expected to hold a tryout...
Michael Young announced that he was to retire, rather than signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday afternoon, reported by Ken Rosenthal via Twitter. According to Rosenthal, Young had three offers, one of them being from the Dodgers. He was said to rather be spending time with his family.
Michael Young last played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, ending his season with them with...
Michael Young has chosen to retire from baseball rather then return for the 2014 season.
Young, 37, had drawn interest from a few teams and was reportedly being courted by the Los Angeles Dodgers to play second base.
Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with his family.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2014...
Michael Young has called it quits on his MLB career. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the 14-year veteran has chosen to retire from baseball, despite having three “good” offers, one including from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with […]
I've seen this time of year called 'Haiku Season' by baseball writers because you start doing literally (okay, theoretically) anything to fill the void left by the absence of anything baseball related. Earlier today I got noticeably excited when the news broke that Michael Young would retire rather than re-signing with the Dodgers. That counted as big baseball news. So...
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Earlier this evening, Ned Colletti was on “Dodger Talk,” and he touched on a few topics, but didn’t really provide a lot of new info. We knew that Michael Young is deciding between returning or retiring, that Chad Billingsley won’t be ready until June, that Josh Beckett should be ready at the start of camp, and that the Dodgers made an offer to Masahiro...