May 7, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Michael Young (10) during batting practice before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Young to retire with Texas Rangers on Friday


The longtime face of the Texas Rangers will retire with the team that brought him up.

John Blake, Executive Vice President of Communications for the Texas Rangers, Tweeted on Thursday night that Michael Young will hold a press conference on Friday to officially announce his retirement. He will do so as a member of the Texas Rangers.

Michael Young is the all-time leader in several categories for the Rangers, including hits and runs scored. He is also the only player to reach the 2,000 hit mark as a member of the Texas Rangers. Hits number 1,999 and 2,000 came on unconventional slow rollers to third-base.

The news conference will be held at 4:00 PM Central Standard Time at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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