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Michael Young to report to Rangers’ camp today

Feb 19, 2011, 8:37 AM EDT

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Today is the official day for Rangers’ position players to report to spring training. Not that we didn’t expect him to be there or anything, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that Michael Young will indeed be in Surprise, Arizona today.

Just because Young is reporting to camp doesn’t mean a trade is completely dead. Sources tell Sullivan that the Rangers are still talking to other teams about a trade, though nothing is imminent. The Rangers have been reluctant to cover a significant part of his remaining $48 million salary throughout this entire process.

Young hasn’t been available for comment since his very public blowup a little less than three weeks ago, but Sullivan reports that he will likely address the media upon his arrival later today. Let’s hope his navigation system doesn’t mislead and manipulate him.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    The Rangers seem to be pretty good at building contractual Frankenstein’s monsters with their financial toolkits and hype machines. This combination of gross overpayment and ego-bloating is lethal. Back in the good old black and white days, Young would have been chained in the basement. Now he gets to arrive in training camp and conduct a spin class for the media. Can’t wait to watch all those potbellied keyboard jockeys bouncing from bike to treadmill to walking machine…..

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