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Rangers Trade Young to Philly

By on 12.8.12 | 6:10PM

The Texas Rangers have traded third baseman Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla. 

Although originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, Young has spent his entire big league career in a Rangers uniform. He made his big league debut with the Rangers late in the 2000 season. Young has a lifetime .301 batting average, has collected 200 or more hits six times, is a seven time AL All Star and won the AL batting title in 2005. He is the Rangers all time leader in games, at bats, hits, runs, doubles and triples. 

However, with a year left on his contract, the Rangers were planning to diminish Young's playing time. So Young consented to the trade. 

The concern I have is that the entire Phillies infield is over 33 with Young being the eldest at 36. 

On the other hand, the Phillies did acquire 24-year old fleet flooted, centerfielder Ben Revere from the Twins during the Winter Meetings. 

Then again, I still think Young has something left in the tank and could feast on NL pitching in 2013.

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