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The Texas Rangers have traded Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to major-league sources.
The trade was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, according to reports.
Young had a five-year, $80 million deal with the Rangers through the 2013 season and a full no-trade clause, which he had to waive for the deal to go through.
The Rangers are picking up approximately $10 million of Young's remaining salary and the Phillies are giving him a no-trade clause.
Young will likely play third base for the Phillies. It's possible that he would not have had an everyday role for Texas in 2013.
Young, 36, is a seven-time All-Star and won the American League batting title in 2005 with the Rangers.
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The Phillies have a hole at third base, and Michael Young is a man without a position in Texas. These two problems look to be coalescing into a trade between the Rangers and Phillies, where Texas would ship Young to Philadelphia in order to give him the chance to have a regular gig again, and they’d receive a little bit of salary relief in the process. The Rangers would still...
Michael Young is coming to Philadelphia.
After two days weighing his options, the 36-year old lifetime Texas Ranger has decided to leave the only organization he has ever played for, waiving his no-trade option for a chance to play third base everyday with the Phillies.
In exchange for Young, the Phillies will send back 25-year old right-handed reliever, Josh Lindblom, and Lisalverto...
The Philadelphia Phillies have filled their hole at third base with Michael Young after the veteran has accepted a rumored trade to Philadelphia. The Texas Rangers will be paying $10 million of the $16 million owed to Young in 2013. Heading to the Rangers in return for Young are reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla.
2012 was the worst season of Young's career...
PhilliesTags: Michael YoungPhilliesEarly this morning, Eve Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are in “advanced talks” about a deal that would sent veteran third baseman Michael Young to Philadelphia in exchange for a young, major-league ready reliever.Texas would also cover more than half...
PHILADELPHIA — A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced. The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom...
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired infielder Michael Young from the Rangers, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. The Rangers will also pay $10mm of the $16mm owed to Young this next season and an additional $1.2mm to Young in “benefits” in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause.
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Third baseman Michael Young has reportedly waived his no-trade clause, allowing the Rangers to trade him to the Phillies.
The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2MM in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension.
The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season.
In exchange, the Phillies will send Josh Lindblom and minor...
Finally we will have resolution on the Michael Young situation. According to T.R. Sullivan, best-known by Phillies fans as the one who first reported that Cliff Lee had chosen to re-sign with the Phillies, the Phillies and Texas Rangers' trade for Rangers utility player Michael Young is "ready to go...
The Rangers and Phillies are on the verge of a trade involving Michael Young and according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the deal could happen today. Young is expected to waive his no-trade clause to approve the move to Philadelphia.
The Rangers will reportedly eat more than half of Young’s $16 million salary, and the Phillies are expected to send Texas a reliever and a low...
There is an old adage in baseball that says pitching wins championships. The San Francisco Giants can attest to that, as they’ve won two titles in three years on the strength of their stellar starting rotation and deep bullpen. But while pitching wins titles, it’s youth that keeps teams playing for championships.
After winning four World Series in five seasons from 1996 to...
Apparently Ruben Amaro Jr. is hot and heavy for the Texas Rangers Michael Young to fill the Phillies 3rd base vacancy next season. Young has full no-trade rights and is owed $16M in 2013. He's coming off a season in which he only hit .277/.682 and is now 36 years old. Rangers are rumored to be willing to eat at least half of his salary, but that's still a steep price...