According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers are exploring almost all their possibilities for trades leading up to the deadline, but acquiring former Texas Ranger, current Philadelphia Phillie Michael Young is not one of them.
Young’s name has been mentioned in some trade rumors with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Now, since the Rangers declined trading for Young, doesn’t mean Young wouldn’t be dealt. If a team comes to Philadelphia with a package that impresses them, they could deal Young.
The 3rd baseman is hitting .278/.344/.404 with 7 home runs, 32 RBI’s on 99 hits, 56 strike outs in 356 plate appearances. His numbers have dropped since his 22 home run season back in 2009.
The Rangers have been busy recently, acquiring Matt Garza and possibly looking at Alex Rios and other options as they are interested in adding another good bat to their lineup as Sullivan said. They still have some good prospects in their system they could do and they have a few days to work with.
So until now and the non-waiver trade deadline being the 31st, the Rangers could make another splash before that deadline.