It looks like Michael Young will wind up playing for another team this year after all.
Young, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown, wants out of Texas and the Rangers are going to try to accommodate him. Said Brown:
The Texas Rangers have told infielder Michael Young(notes) they will attempt to trade him in the coming days, according to a source familiar with those conversations, in part because Young has grown disillusioned with his diminished role on the team.
The Rangers are known to have been in contact with the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels. The Rockies are believed to be Young’s most likely destination. The Rangers probably would rather not trade Young to the Angels, who share the American League West, but also would like to heed the wishes of Young, a loyal and productive player for a decade.
This report is on the heels of a weekend filled with Young-to-Colorado rumors, first started by Buster Olney on Friday and then continued by Ken Rosenthal and Victor Rojas yesterday. It’s been reported that the Rockies are looking for the Rangers to pick up as much as twenty million dollars of the remaining 48 million on Young’s contract, which seems pretty steep.
It would be quite amazing to see the Angels pick up Vernon Wells and Michael Young in the same offseason.