Michael Young considering retirement, per Ken Rosenthal

Kevork Djansezian

Ken Rosenthal says that longtime Texas Ranger infielder Michael Young is strongly considering retirement

Michael Young is considering retirement, according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.

Rosenthal says Young has "decent" offers, with four teams interested, but that Young is strongly considering retiring so that he can spend more time with his family.

Young put up a career .301/.347/.444 line with a 25.4 bWAR with the Rangers from 2000-12 before being traded to the Phillies last offseason in a deal that brought Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla to Texas.  Young had put up a very disappointing .277/.312/.370 line in 651 plate appearances for Texas in 2012, and while he rebounded in 2013 with a .279/.335/.395 slash line with the Phillies and the Dodgers, his defensive limitations were such that he put up his second straight negative-WAR season in 2013.

Teams interested in Young are likely looking for a veteran presence in the clubhouse and off the bench, and it remains to be seen if a part-time role would be enough to entice Young to return for the 2014 season.

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