Philadelphia Phillies infielder Michael Young apparently wants to return to the Texas Rangers. It has been reported repeatedly that the Texas Rangers are the only team that Michael Young would waive his no-trade clause for. The Texas Rangers however aren’t interested in bringing him back according to FOX Sport’s Ken Rosenthal.
Sources: #Rangers still working on deals, described as “mostly small.” Not trying to re-acquire Michael Young.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
The Texas Rangers need offense and bringing back the franchises all-time leading hitter could help. The problem they encountered with Young before is that he wants to play in the field not strictly at designated hitter. Their infield rotation is pretty locked down with Adrian Beltre playing third base, the position Young has been playing in Philadelphia.
His former position, short stop, is held down by Elvis Andrus. They have an All-Star in Ian Kinsler at second and Mitch Moreland at first. Potentially he could fit in if he played in the outfield but it seems unlikely.
Young is batting .279/.345/.411 through 99 games this season with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs.