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Michael Young open to destinations other than Texas

Jul 30, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

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FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Tuesday afternoon that Phillies infielder Michael Young would only approve a trade back to his old team, the Rangers. But that might not be entirely factual.

Jayson Stark of ESPN is hearing from sources that Young will “consider other destinations” if the Phillies ask and that Boston would be his second choice.

It’s not clear at this point what his stance is on the Yankees, who are believed to have some interest.

Young, 36, is batting .277/.342/.402 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 99 games this season. He was dealt from the Rangers to the Phillies in December for righties Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

  1. billymc75 - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    just trade back

  2. phillyphan93 - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    This website is a constant contradiction, all day! I understand you have to post content, but get your story straight. Seems like all your doing is trolling around for a cheap story, do some real journalism. The ProFootballTalk family is really falling off.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      Dude, it’s the trading deadline. A black lab could transform into a unicorn at any moment. Cillax.

    • raysfan1 - Jul 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      These guys are bloggers. They aren’t reporters and don’t try to be. They are passing along others’ reports and making commentary. With the trade deadline looming, much of the reports they see and pass along are rumors, and rumors are often contradictory.

  3. therealtrenches - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    There goes commenter The Common Man’s theory that vetoing all trades except those to Texas was Young’s best option.

  4. eshine76 - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Here’s how it went down:

    RAJ to Young and / or his agent: “Hey, we’re looking to trade you since we aren’t in this race.”

    Young: “Great; that Paplebon is a douche. I have a no trade clause, but I’ll waive it for TX.”

    RAJ: “Their offer sucks, so I’m trading you somewhere else, but don’t worry, it’ll be to a contender.”

    Young: “Nope. I’m only going to Texas.”

    {Rosenthal report comes out and RAJ calls up 3B prospect}

    RAJ gets a call from Young’s agent.

    Agent: “What the hell was that about?”

    RAJ: “We called up this kid so he could get some regular playing time in the bigs. We figure it’d be a great opportunity to be mentored by a guy like your client… oh, he wants to play for a contender? Ok, I’ll see what I can do”

  5. pisano - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    I hope Boston gets him, this guy is a hazard with a glove on his hand, and I don’t mean a batting glove.

  6. Just a Fan - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    The Tigers need him badly…..Insurance for Miggy….Peralta and Infante. Not to mention he is and upgrade over Dirks or anyone else short of Castellanos in Left field. At 36 he can not be that expensive, can he?

  7. gt929 - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Rangers might as well try to get him back since they are paying most of his salary.

  8. nananatman - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Trade him to hell! Ppl named Young always, always suck!

  9. artisan3m - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Age aside, he’s hitting .277 in 98 games. Only four Rangers on the roster have better averages and two of them are subs. I’d like to see him back in Texas. He’s a leader, well liked, reliable, and 32 RBIs shows he is a producer. I think at heart Michael Young will always be a Texas Ranger. He might as well play there ~ and gt929 is right ~ Michael is already on the payroll. A 36 year old Young is still a good buy ~ better than Berkman.

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