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Michael Young will be able to veto any trade starting on May 7

Apr 21, 2011, 1:17 PM EST

Michael Young dugout

Right now Michael Young‘s contract has a partial no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to 22 of 29 teams, but Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com notes that come May 7 he’ll be able to veto all potential moves.

That’s when Young will become a “10-and-5″ player, meaning he has 10 full seasons of MLB service time that includes the past five seasons with the same team.

Of course, all the speculation and rumors surrounding Young throughout the offseason have gone awfully quiet now that the Rangers are winning and he’s hitting .342 with an .821 OPS in 18 games spent mostly at designated hitter. Young has started 12 times at DH, four times at second base, and twice at first base.

  1. Utley's Hair - Apr 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Ruben Amaro Jr.: {Hands in pockets, looks skyward, whistling and rocking from heel to toes and back….}

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