Michael Young's role in 2013 has been an issue of concern for the Texas Rangers. His 2012 performance was below replacement level and among the worst seasons in franchise history for an everyday regular.
The Philadelphia Phillies are in need of a 3B and have discussed acquiring Michael Young from the Rangers according to multiple reports.
T.R. Sullivan described a trade as "close" but still requiring Michael Young's approval.
Jayson Stark of ESPN has tweeted that as of this morning Young has not yet given his approval.
We also have these tweets:
Word is, #phillies getting closer to agreement to get michael young. Belief is tex would need to pay $10M of his $16M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 6, 2012
Sounds like there could be a resolution today on Michael Young trade talks between Rangers and Phillies— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 6, 2012
Michael Young has two choices: accept deal to Phillies (if deal gets don)&play regular at 3B or stay w Texas and be a backup at 5 positions— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 6, 2012
Michael Young has full no trade rights as a 10/5 veteran.