Michael Young Not Seeking Trade

Rangers infielder Michael Young appeared on ESPN's Mike & Mike show today, and he's backed off from his February trade request:

"At this point now, my thoughts are completely on the Texas Rangers.  That's the way it should be. I'm not going to sit here and say I want to leave a team that's 9-1, a team that went to the World Series last year. Right now a trade is the furthest thing from my mind. Once the season rolls around, it's time to play baseball. I'm not going to concern myself with things I can't control."

So far this year, Young has played seven games at DH, two at second base, and one at first base for the Rangers.

The Dodgers, who lost shortstop Rafael Furcal to a broken thumb last night, "recently checked back" with the Rangers on Young according to Yahoo's Tim Brown (Twitter link).  However, Brown says the price hasn't dropped and the Dodgers passed.

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7 Comments on "Michael Young Not Seeking Trade"

4 years 5 months ago

M.Young ” I demand a trade!!!”

J.Daniels “no body wants you.”

M.Young “Ok, fine I don’t want a trade”

4 years 5 months ago

Lol that’s spot on.

Idk why Young even tries anymore. 3 times in five years, you think he’d realize people don’t think as highly of him as the Rangers.

4 years 5 months ago

JD says “Im TRYING!!!!”

4 years 5 months ago

To suggest that no one wants Young is idiotic. A lot of teams wanted him but the Rangers didn’t want to give him up so they made the asking price to high.

4 years 5 months ago

haha okay boss.

no one is taking Young at that salary, his defense sucks and his bat only translates well to an infield position, which he struggles to play..

You may want know a little bit about baseball before you call someone idiotic.

4 years 5 months ago

This is when the Rangers front office trades him.

4 years 5 months ago

I guess a 9-1 start can do wonders for a player’s trade demands.