• Young close to accepting trade to Phillies

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 8, 2012
    [Related: Michael Young agrees to trade to Phillies] He decided to waive that right after consulting his family and accepting $1.2 million in undisclosed benefits from Philadelphia. In terms of presence and being a good teammate, the Phillies simply couldn't have found anyone better. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is going to love Michael Young and so will Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, etc. Young, 36, the Rangers' all-time leader in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles and triples, had the right to veto any trade. He was the very definition of a hitting machine during that 10-year stretch in the prime of his career, but he was headed for reduced playing time in 2013 after posting a .277/.312/.370 hitting line the worst in his career since his first full season in 2002.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Michael Young approves trade to Phillies

      The long rumored deal that had the Texas Rangers sending veteran infielder Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies was finally completed on Saturday, according to a tweet from Bob Nightengale. Young, 36, had earned 10-and-5 rights as a player giving …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Young will feel at home with Phillies

      Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is going to love Michael Young -- and so will Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, etc. Young will fit nicely on a team that prides itself on playing the game right, on playing hard and on competing like crazy.
      Source: MLB.com

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