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Michael Young Considering Retirement



    At one time, Michael Young was the face of the Texas Rangers franchise, but after a somewhat bitter parting of ways, he's now played with three teams since the 2012 season, counting the Rangers.

    Young was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2013 season to make way for prospect Jurickson Profar and then was dealt from Philly to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the non-waiver trade deadline last summer to make way for a hot third base prospect in Philly.

    Young, 37, is currently a free agent and according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, has four "decent offers" from teams but is also considering retirement to spend more time with his wife and children in his native California.

    From 2003-11, Young hit at least .300 seven times and averaged 17 homers and 90 RBIs. He hasn't played a regular position in the field since 2010, when he was the starting third baseman for the Rangers as they went to their first World Series. The following season, the Rangers signed Adrian Beltre and moved Young to a DH/utility infielder role, which really rubbed Young the wrong way and saw him demand a trade, which nearly happened as he was close to being dealt to the Colorado Rockies prior to the 2011 season.

    Young is a career .300 hitter, on the dot, with 185 home runs and 1,030 RBIs. He won a gold glove in 2008 as a shortstop, before making way for Elvis Andrus and moving to third base. He's a seven-time all-star and led the league in hits as recently as 2011 with the Rangers. He is the club leader in games, at-bats (7,399), runs (1,085), hits (2,230), doubles (415), triples (55) and total bases (3,286). Young has a .238 average with three homers, 10 doubles and 19 RBIs in 43 postseason games, 34 of which came in a Rangers uniform.