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Rangers haven’t talked to Rockies about Michael Young lately

Jan 27, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

Michael Young

Last month Colorado talked to Texas about acquiring Michael Young before those talks fizzled, and according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post if the Rangers have renewed their efforts to trade Young after adding Mike Napoli on Monday they haven’t gotten back in touch with the Rockies.

Renck reports that Colorado “has not talked with Texas since the Rangers reached out during the winter meetings” and notes that “the Rangers would have to be willing to absorb a huge chunk of the $48 million remaining on his contract to restart talks.”

Young will be able to veto any trade once he reaches “10-and-5” status in mid-May, so if the Rangers are going to trade him it’ll likely be before Opening Day. Renck writes that the Rockies still “like Young” and speculates that, if the two sides do rekindle trade talks, Jose Lopez “would likely have to be moved to Texas in the deal.”

For now, though, he calls Young to Colorado “a long shot.”

  1. Jonny 5 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Hmmmm? I wonder if he can play RF??

  2. spudchukar - Jan 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    The last time I checked 3B could only be played by one person at a time. They already have Ian Stewart, Jose Lopez and Ty Wiggington. What gives with their interest in Young?

    • Jeremiah Graves - Jan 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM

      Well, they don’t have a really old guy there yet…so there’s that.

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