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Michael Young Calls it a Career


Yesterday, it was Lance Berkman. Today, Michael Young? True if you believe Ken Ronsethal’s source…

If this is the end for Young, he’s carved himself quite the career. In 14 seasons, he constructed a triple slash of .300/.346/.441 with 185 home runs and 1,030 RBI. He was a seven-time All-Star (MVP in 2006) and won a Gold Glove in 2008. Young also led all of baseball in hits on two occasions (’05, ’11). In the same season of 2005, Young also took home the AL batting title with a .331 batting average.

Young spent 13 of his 14 years in a Texas Rangers uniform. The Rangers acquired him a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays got Esteban Loaiza and Young along with Darwin Cubillan went to Texas.

Young hold several Rangers records: games played (1,823), at-bats (7,399), plate appearances (8,047), runs scored (1,085), hits (2,230), total bases (3,286), doubles (415), triples (55), and sacrifice flies (70).

Last season, Young split time between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies acquired him from the Rangers in December of 2012. At the non-waiver trade deadline, he was dealt to the Dodgers where he would take his last AB on September 29, 2013.

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