Michael Young Retires After 14 YearsBy: Shana Norris - January 31, 2014
Michael Young announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon at the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington.
Young played for the Texas Rangers from 2000 to 2012. His struggles in the 2012 season led the Rangers to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies in December of that year.
In August 2013, Young was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In both cases, Young waived his no-trade clause in order to allow the trades to be made.
Over the past few weeks, rumors of his retirement had been circulating. On Friday, Young confirmed that he would indeed retire versus remaining with the Dodgers or signing with a new team.
Young had nothing but good to say about the Rangers. He said he loved Los Angeles and Philadelphia, but called the time in Texas 13 of the best years of his life.