Off the Record (OTR)

Young could accept trade to Phillies on Saturday

Michael Young’s career as a Texas Ranger appears to be over. According to, Young could accept his trade to the Philadelphia Phillies as soon as Saturday.

Michael Young’s time with the Rangers appears to be over. Industry sources are indicating that the trade could go down today with Young accepting a move to the Phillies. Young is the Rangers all-time leader in multiple categories but he is headed for Philadelphia.

This will save the Rangers $5 million payroll that some think will be used towards signing Zack Greinke. Young is 36 years-old, but is still only one year removed from hitting .338. And the Phillies need a 3B badly, as well as a right-handed bat.

The Phils are expected to be parting ways with reliever Josh Lindblom (don’t let the door hit you) and a prospect who is probably not worth a damn.

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