Jul 23, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young (10) dives unsuccessfully for a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade deadline 2013: Philadelphia Phillies Michael Young only will approve trade to Texas Rangers


The Philadelphia Phillies informed teams late last week that they plan to be sellers come tomorrow’s MLB trade deadline and one name they seem determined to move is Michael Young.

Only problem? Young has a full no-trade clause and according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, will only approve a deal to one team – the Texas Rangers.

Per Rosenthal:

Sources: #Phillies’ Michael Young only approve trade to #Rangers. Has full no-trade clause.

That last tweet should read, #Phillies’ Michael Young only WILL approve trade to #Rangers. Left out a word. Again: Full no-trade clause.

Young of course played twelve seasons for the Rangers prior to coming to Philadelphia in a trade and has handcuffed the Phillies as to where he’ll go.

A free agent at season end, Young clearly is not in the future plans of Philadelphia and any pieces they can get back in a trade, they’d certainly be open to doing.

The Rangers, who are currently paying Young $10 million dollars of his $16 million dollar contract have been open to a reunion, though, the initial price was deemed too costly when talks began earlier this month.

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