The Rangers are calling teams about Michael Young and are willing to eat about half of the $48MM remaining on his contract, tweets Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. As we've been hearing in recent weeks, the club is still asking for top-end prospects and not getting any bites.
Several teams have been linked to the veteran slugger but it doesn't appear that anyone is close to making a deal for him. The Diamondbacks rekindled talks with Texas a little more than a week ago but there has been little word on that front since. Some have suggested that the Cubs and Phillies could look to acquire Young, but neither club has yet to make a move.
General Manager Jon Daniels & Co. could generate some interest in the infielder if they are in fact willing to eat a significant portion of his contract. Young is owed $16MM per season through 2013.