Veteran infielder Michael Young is set to retire, sources told FOX Sports. Young has three good offers, including one from the Dodgers, but he wants to spend more time with his family.
The 14-year veteran, who spent most of his career with the Rangers, hit .300 with a .346 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage and .787 OPS in 1,970 games. Young was a seven-time All-Star, won the 2005 AL batting title and won an AL Gold Glove as a shortstop in 2008.
The Dodgers are continuing to try and convince free-agent infielder Michael Young to put off retirement and re-sign with the team, ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.
Young would fill the team's hole at second base, where a competition is expected to be held in spring training. He hit .279/.335/.395 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 519 at-bats between his two teams.
With spring training only weeks away, veteran infielder Michael Young has a tough decision to make -- continue his MLB career or retire.
"I'm going to take my time and make sure I go over my options, and do what's best for my family," Young said Sunday, per MLB.com. "I've got three sons at home, and obviously they're my top priority. I mean, baseball's in my blood; good competition's in my blood. So I'd love to continue to do that. But at the same time, I want to do what's best for my family, for my boys."
If Young decides to continue his MLB career, it appears he would reconsider signing with the Dodgers and fill the team's need for a utility infielder.
"I haven't been in any big hurry, but at the same time I want to be very respectful to the teams I'm talking with," Young said. "Obviously, I can't say enough about my time with the Dodgers. I've made no secret about the fact that they rank at the top of my list. I loved my time with L.A. Great time with the team, a first-class organization top to bottom; just an unbelievable experience to play for them."
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Saturday the team considered bringing back Michael Young to help fill their utility role, but the team will go with an internal option, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Young spent 13 seasons with the Rangers (2000-12) before splitting last season between the Phillies and Dodgers.
The Dodgers are talking to infielder Michael Young, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Young spent the second half of the season with the Dodgers in 2013. The 37-year-old hit .279/.335/.395 in 519 at-bats.
Veteran infielder Michael Young has "decent offers" from four teams, sources told FOX Sports. However, he is strongly considering retirement since he wants to spend more time at home with his wife and three sons.
Young played 126 games for the Phillies and 21 games for the Dodgers last season. He hit .279 with a .335 on-base percentage, eight home runs, 26 doubles and 46 RBI.
The Yankees are considering adding infielders Michael Young or Mark Reynolds to fill the team's hole at third base, ESPNNewYork.com reports.
The Yankees tried to trade for Young last season before he was dealt to the Dodgers, while Reynolds signed with the Yankees after being released by the Indians in August. Reynolds hit .220/.306/.393 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI in 445 at-bats between his two teams last season. Young hit .279/.335/.395 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 519 at-bats between his two teams.
The Brewers have interest in free-agent infielder Michael Young to fill the team's hole at first base, FOX Sports reports. The Dodgers and Rockies are also in the mix for Young's services.
Young hit .279/.335/.395 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 519 at-bats with the Phillies and Dodgers last season. He has played at least 30 games at first base in each of the last three seasons.
The Rangers and free-agent third baseman Michael Young could reunite under the right circumstances for both parties, MLB.com reports.
Young, the Rangers' all-time hit leader, spent his first 13 seasons in Texas before being traded last offseason. He hit .276/.336/.395 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 468 at-bats with the Phillies before being dealt to the Dodgers at the end of August and going 16 for 51 in September.
The Rockies have interest in free agent infielder Michael Young, according to the Denver Post. However, no deal is imminent, and the team is viewing Young as a possible bench option.
Young finished the season with the Dodgers after coming over from the Phillies in an August trade, and they declined his team option for 2014.
According to MLB Network, Michael Young has contacted the Orioles and Red Sox, and the teams have interest in the veteran free agent infielder.
Young made 565 plate appearances for the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013 -- his lowest total since his 2001 rookie season -- and he hit .279 with eight home runs and 46 RBI.
Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, relief pitcher Brian Wilson, third baseman Michael Young, utility player Jerry Hairston, relief pitcher J.P. Howell, relief pitcher Carlos Marmol, starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, infielder Nick Punto and utility player Skip Schumaker have filed for free agency.
They join second baseman Mark Ellis, who had his team option declined, and starting pitcher Chris Capuano, who had his mutual option declined.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that third baseman Michael Young could receive playing time at second base over the remainder of the regular season in case Young is needed to play second in an emergency situation during the playoffs, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Young, who played second base full-time for the Rangers from 2001 to 2003, made 16 appearances at the position for the Rangers in 2012. He's played third base and first base exclusively in 2013, both for the Phillies and Dodgers.
Newly acquired Michael Young is expected to be a backup corner infielder for the Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"My role is winning player for the Dodgers," Young said. "It won’t be tough. It’s all about winning."
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday newly acquired infielder Michael Young will join the team Monday in Colorado, per MLB.com. Young was acquired in a trade with the Phillies Saturday.
The Dodgers have acquired third baseman Michael Young from Philadelphia for an undisclosed return, Fox Sports reports.
Young owns a .722 OPS with eight home runs in 463 at-bats with Philadelphia. He will compete with Juan Uribe (.722 OPS in 306 at-bats) for playing time at third base.
Phillies infielder Michael Young had an uneventful night at the plate Tuesday night against the Rockies.
Young, who returned from a sore left Achillies, finished 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 5-3 defeat. He is hitting .268/.331/.391 with eight homers and 37 RBI in 421 at-bats.
Phillies third baseman Michael Young missed a second straight start Monday against the Rockies because of a sore left Achillies. Young remains day to day.
Phillies third baseman Michael Young sat out Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers to rest a sore left Achillies, according to MLB.com.
"I've dealt with it in the past before, probably the last several seasons," he said. "This season it's felt the best, but there have been times where it just locks up and I've got to get off it. Once I get off it, it literally feels much, much better, almost to the point where I really don't feel it at all."
Phillies third baseman Michael Young did not make it into the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers after leaving Saturday's game with an ankle injury. Young, who has been bouncing between first and third base, is batting .191 (9 for 47) with two RBI, three doubles and 11 strikeouts in 13 August games.
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