Rangers pay tribute to former great Michael Young

ARLINGTON, Texas - Even in a pregame ceremony to honor him, former Rangers great Michael Young couldn't make it all about himself. After being honored by assorted dignitaries and former teammates, Young took a lap around the field in a convertible with two of his young sons. "That was pretty cool," Young said afterwards. "Obviously I had my family here, it means...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young: 'I guarantee you I've had a gay teammate'

Over the weekend, University of Missouri football star (and future NFL draft pick) Michael Sam announced he was gay and, much like when NBA player Jason Collins came out last year, it got the world wondering about gay athletes in sports. So, naturally, when the recently retired Michael Young did a radio interview Tuesday morning...the subject came up. "I guarantee you I...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Time All-Star Michael Young Retires

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...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Young goes out on his own terms

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers hits leader Young back in Texas to retire

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young To Retire

Photo Credit:AP Photo/Matt Slocum Neil Mehta Staff Writer Long-time Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young announced him retirement on Wednesday. This comes after a 14-year MLB career with the Rangers, Phillies and Dodgers. Young made his major league debut with the Rangers in 2000, and remained in Texas until 2012. In his 13 years with the Rangers, Young was selected to 7 All-Star...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at Michael Young's career as he retires

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...
Via The Outside Corner
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young Retiring After 13 Years In Major Leagues

ARLINGTON, Texas — 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 press 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 the Rangers’ hits leader with 2,230. He was the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

So long, Lance Berkman and Michael Young

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...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Michael Young’s retirement opens the door for Alexander Guerrero

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...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young to Announce Retirement

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...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young to retire as a Texas Ranger

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young Retires, What Do Yanks Do at Third?

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...
Via YanksinExile.com
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers career hit king Michael Young to announce retirement

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...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Rangers and Dodgers player Michael Young to retire

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...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers trying to convince Michael Young to play second base

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...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers Have An Offer Out To Michael Young

I guess this was inevitable: Michael Young has a Dodgers offer on the table if he wants it, but with Spring Training now less than a month away, the 37-year-old infielder is still considering retirement. Whether or not Young decides to return, what’s relevant here is that the Dodgers want him to return. In theory, that’s terrible because rabble rabble double plays hargle bargle...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers not interested in Michael Young

The Texas Rangers are looking for someone to fill a utility role with the team but former player Michael Young is no being considered. Jon Daniels confirmed to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram that the team considered Young earlier this offseason but will now look at internal options. That said, Jon Daniels said Michael Young likely has many opportunities to play. #Rangers...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young, Chone Figgins among lackluster options for Dodgers infield

Most of the focus this week will be on Masahiro Tanaka, as the Japanese pitcher has until Friday at 2 p.m. PT to pick a major league team. We know the Dodgers are interested, but given the competition for his services it's no sure thing that the right-hander is coming to Los Angeles. A move that is more certain for the Dodgers is the addition of an infielder. We just don'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Young considering retirement

Michael Young has been receiving interest as a free agent this winter but the 37-year-old could opt for retirement. Young finished the 2013 season with a .279/.335/.395 line with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 147 games split between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Young has is considering the idea of staying at home with...
Via Tireball.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

With A-Rod Gone, Yankees Looking at Michael Young

With the heavily anticipated Alex Rodriguez verdict finally having been reached, the New York Yankees can begin the process of filling third base. They made progress back in December, when they re-signed Mark Reynolds as insurance; that sure looks good now, doesn’t it? But, understandably, the Yanks are not quite ready to move forward with Reynolds starting 162 games at the...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers could re-sign Michael Young

A few weeks ago Michael Young as the starting third baseman of the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed unlikely. Now the organization is reportedly considering it. Young, 37, spent the last half of the 2013 season with the Dodgers. The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2013 Currently the Dodgers have...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers believe Juan Uribe will go elsewhere, may turn to Michael Young

The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young. Done screaming yet? Okay. The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young to be their starting third baseman in 2014. Commence screaming again. The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2013 Attached to the Michael Young interest for the Dodgers: They...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young

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 with the Phillies and Dodgers last season. This came after hitting a career...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Young Has ‘Reached Out’ to Red Sox, Orioles About Infield Needs

Michael Young and the Red Sox have flirted before. This time, with Young being the one to send the note asking the Red Sox to check “yes” or “no” on whether they like him back, there may be a better chance of the matchmaking working out. Peter Gammons reports that Young, a free agent who has spent 14 years in the bigs, has contacted two American League East teams. Sure, Michael...
Via NESN.com
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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