Jeff Passan tweeted earlier today that the Phillies are calling up third baseman Cody Asche from the minor leagues, which suggested that Michael Young was being traded:
Source: Phillies plan on calling up 3B Cody Asche. Points to Michael Young being traded today.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013
The likely destination for Young figured to be either Boston or New York, with the BoSox and Yankees having both expressed interest in acquiring him for the stretch drive.
Now, however, Ken Rosenthal has thrown us a curveball:
So...let's piece this together here...
The Phillies are reportedly calling up a new third baseman from the minors.
Michael Young, their current third baseman, will only approve a trade to Texas.
So...that means Young is being traded to Texas?
Reports the past several days have indicated that the Rangers have no interest in bringing Young back to town.
Still, you never say never, right?