At one point in his career, Michael Young was a cornerstone of a franchise. Of course, time is catching up with him and teams are starting to get younger.
The 37 year old free agent infielder is hoping that teams aren’t giving up on him just yet. He hasn’t received much interest, so he has been reaching out to teams himself.
According to Peter Gammons on Twitter, Young has reached out to the Baltimore Orioles and the champs, the Boston Red Sox. Both teams could be solid suitors for Young if they were to be interested in him, but right now nobody has opened up on possibly signing him.
Sure, Michael Young is interesting(.279/.335/.395) to teams he’s reached out to like O’s, Rd Sox…
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 27, 2013
I’m sure as a 13 year veteran it would be nice to be picked up by teams who either playoff contenders are close to that level. If Napoli leaves the Red Sox, Young would make sense for the organization. He doesn’t have the power that Napoli displayed, but he’s a player they could get cheap.
Last year with the Dodgers and the Phillies, Young played every infield position and did a decent job. He’ll more than likely receive a back up role if anything, but I’m sure he’ll be happy with whatever he can get.