Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL

Phillies, Rangers talk about trade for Michael Young

By Danny Knobler | Baseball Insider

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Phillies and Rangers have talked about a trade that would send Michael Young to Philadelphia to play third base.

Sources confirmed that the two teams have discussed the deal, and the Dallas Morning News reported late Wednesday night that the teams were in "advanced talks." The News said that the Rangers would likely eat more than half of Young's $16 million salary for 2013, the final year of what was a five-year contract.

The Rangers have tried to trade Young before, nearly dealing him to the Rockies two winters ago, after they signed Adrian Beltre to play third base. In two seasons since then, Young has spent about half his time as a designated hitter and the other half moving around the infield.

Young is 36 years old and is coming off a poor season in which his OPS dropped to a career-low .682. He would still be a significant upgrade for the Phillies, who at this point have only Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis as possible third basemen.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

August 21, 2014
Boomer and Carton talk struggling Yankees (4:24)
1 August 20, 2014
MLB Power rankings 8/20
(4:58)
2 August 19, 2014
MLB Top 10: Underrated players
(4:19)
3 August 18, 2014
MLB Stock Watch: 8/18
(3:45)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop