This afternoon, Michael Young reported to Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training and addressed the trade talk surrounding him. Even though he seemed to be in good spirits, the veteran infielder wouldn't say whether or not he'll rescind his trade request, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Furthermore, the slugger has no plans to talk things over with Jon Daniels. Here's more of what Young had to say:
- Young insisted that he will no longer talk about the trade rumors surrounding him so as to not be a distraction to the club, says Anthony Andro of the Star-Telegram (via Twitter).
- The decision to ask for a trade a few weeks ago had nothing to do with his role as a DH and a utility infielder, writes Richard Durrett of ESPN.com. Despite that, the 34-year-old is still unwilling to talk about what prompted his trade request.