We heard earlier today that the Rangers could start exploring new trade scenarios involving Michael Young. Young can block deals to 21 clubs, but has said he would consider trades on a case by case basis, so Texas might start calling teams on Young's no-trade list. Here's the latest on the Rangers infielder, with the most recent updates up top:
- The Marlins are interested in Young, major-league sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. However, one source with knowledge of the talks described the possibility of a deal as a "real reach." For a deal to happen, Texas would need to assume most of the $48MM left over the final three years of Young’s contract. Young also would need to waive his partial no-trade clause for the as the Marlins are not one of the eight teams on his list. The article notes that Young, a California native, would probably prefer a trade to the Dodgers or Rockies.
- The Rangers are talking to at least two teams and the Rockies aren't one of them, according to Heyman (on Twitter).
- Multiple teams are still interested in Young and there's a 50% chance the Rangers deal him, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter links). Young could end up staying in Texas, though the Rangers have made some progress on potential deals.