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Michael Young | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UC-Santa Barbara
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 5 (0) / TOR

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that infielder Michael Young has chosen to retire rather than continue playing in 2014.
Young was considering suiting up for the 2014 season, preferably for the Dodgers, but chose spending time with his family over another grueling season. The 37-year-old will end his 14-year MLB career with a career .300 average and 2,375 hits. Thu, Jan 30, 2014 05:00:00 PM

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The Dodgers continue to try to convince Michael Young to hold off on retirement to be the team's second baseman, per Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.

The Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract in October to be the team's starting second baseman, but Saxon notes the team is wary of Guerrero's ability to field the position. The 37-year-old Young continues to weigh his options, but he recently intimated that he'd return to the Dodgers if he did decide to play next season.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 08:59:00 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Young is still undecided on whether he'll retire or return for a 15th season.

According to Hernandez, Young noted that if he did decide to return that it's a "safe bet" it would be for the Dodgers. The 37-year-old infielder has had a terrific career, but he'll have minimal fantasy value in 2014 even if he does decide to return.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed Saturday that they are not looking at Michael Young to fill their utility role.

He did admit that the team considered him this offseason, but believes there are many other teams that would give him an opportunity to play more. The Dodgers remain in contact with the veteran infielder and the Yankees have expressed interest as well.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers are "still talking" to Michael Young.

The Dodgers wouldn't mind having Young back as a backup infielder, but the 37-year-old is reportedly considering retirement. The Yankees have also expressed interest in Young, who batted .279/.335/.395 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 147 games last season between the Phillies and Dodgers.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 03:00:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Michael Young is "strongly considering retirement."

Rosenthal writes that Young has received interest from four teams, including some decent offers, but he's intrigued by the possibility of spending more time with his family. The 37-year-old hit .279/.335/.395 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 147 games last season between the Phillies and Dodgers.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have expressed interest in free agent infielder Michael Young.

The Yankees are simply doing their due diligence and exploring all options in the event that Alex Rodriguez's suspension is upheld. They are also considering bringing back Mark Reynolds, potentially to platoon with Kelly Johnson at the hot corner.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 11:06:00 AM

The Brewers are showing interest in Michael Young for their first base opening, sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Brewers have also been linked to Ike Davis as they continue to search for a replacement for the departed Corey Hart. Young isn't a prototypical first baseman, but the Brewers don't project to go far this upcoming season and could just be looking for a stopgap for 2014 at this point. The Dodgers and Rockies are also still in the mix for the 37-year-old.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 07:24:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman report that the Yankees are interested in Michael Young and Brian Roberts.

He also mentions Mark Reynolds, which he had reported on Sunday. It's unlikely that the Yanks would view Young or Roberts as legitimate full-time options at second base, but it's possible they could share the position with Kelly Johnson if the club is unable to land a bigger name at the position.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Dodgers are considering re-signing Michael Young to be their everyday third baseman.

Olney notes that it's looking increasingly likely that Juan Uribe signs elsewhere which has increased their desire to sign Young. They currently have Hanley Ramirez slated to play third, with Dee Gordon at shortstop and Alexander Guerrero at second base. Due to that uncertainty, it may be wise to re-up with the versatile Young. The 37-year-old hit .279/.335/.395 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 147 games between the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Jesse Sanchez of was told by a source that a reunion between the Rangers and Michael Young can't be ruled out.

The source conceded that it would have to be a perfect situation for both sides in order for there to be a match. Young, the Rangers' all-time leader in hits, batted .279/.335/.395 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 147 games this past season between the Phillies and Dodgers. He turned 37 years old in October.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 01:42:00 PM

The Dodgers have expressed interest in free agent infielder Michael Young, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.

The Dodgers have Cuban import Alexander Guerrero and the inconsistent Dee Gordon penciled in as the starting middle infield, and the injury-prone Hanley Ramirez at third base, so a good utility player would be nice to have. Young's return would fit the bill. The 37-year-old hit .279/.335/.395 between the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013 while playing primarily third base.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have expressed interest in free agent infielder Michael Young.

The 37-year-old would be a bench player with the Rockies, but would provide valuable depth at three infield positions. Young has reportedly drawn interest from at least four teams this offseason.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:45:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney hears Michael Young is drawing interest from four different teams.

Young's days of being a productive starter are probably over, but the 37-year-old can still be a useful bench player for someone. He hit .279/.335/.395 between the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013 while playing primarily at third base. The Orioles and Red Sox were said to be interested in the infielder earlier in the offseason, but it's unclear which four teams are currently in on Young.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that Michael Young has reached out to the Orioles and Red Sox.

Gammons writes that Young is "interesting" to each team, but it's unclear whether any negotiations have taken place. The 37-year-old batted .279/.335/.395 with eight home runs and 46 RBI over 147 games last season between the Phillies and Dodgers. He'll likely have to accept a backup role at this point in his career.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 08:31:00 AM

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