The latest is a tweet from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who has been told by a Rangers source the team doesn't expect to be able to move Young, that "teams have inquired but feel set heading to spring camp."
No real surprise. The ground here has been well-covered: Young was displaced into a DH/utility role by the acquisition of Adrian Beltre, isn't happy about that and asked for a trade. But anyone who had a need for a starting infielder and that kind of money to spend has already done whatever they were going to do for this season. Here is a rundown from yesterday on why Young doesn't fit with various teams.
It's just not the time of year when you can easily move a 34-year-old with three years and $48 million left on his contract.
UPDATE: Rangers GM Jon Daniels spoke with the Dallas Morning News this afternoon and had this to say:
"None of us is happy that it came to this," Daniels said. "Nobody looks good right now. There are two options here. If a trade presents itself that looks like it will help the club, we will pursue it. If not, we'll go to spring training."
Also, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com was told by a source that the Dodgers were interested in Young, but wanted the Rangers to pay 75 percent of the $48 million in salary. The Rangers know they are going to have to eat money to get this done, but they don't want to pay someone that much to play somewhere else.
-- David Andriesen