Michael Young to retire as a Ranger
January 30, 2014
By The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement.
The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as Texas' hits leader with 2,230. He was the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop.
In 12 seasons as a Rangers infielder and designated hitter, Young batted .301 with 415 doubles and 55 triples in 1,823 games and 7,399 at_bats, all franchise records. He also had 177 home runs and 984 RBI.
Young was traded to Philadelphia during the 2012 season, and split last year with the Phillies and Dodgers. He hit .279 with eight homers, 26 doubles and 45 RBIs. He is a free agent.
Overall, he had 185 homers and 1030 RBIs.
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