Friday, January 31, 2014
Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement. The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as Texas’s leader with 2,230 hits. He was the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop. In 12 seasons as a Rangers infielder and designated hitter, Young batted .301 with 415 doubles and 55 triples in 1,823 games and 7,399 at-bats, all franchise records. He also had 177 home runs and 984 RBI. Young was traded to Philadelphia during the 2012 season, and split last year with the Phillies and Dodgers.
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