Michael Young may not be Texas-bound, after all.
According to Ken Rosenthal, Young, who has a full no-trade clause, is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Phillies’ third baseman would only waive his no-trade clause to re-join the Texas Rangers, the club he spent his first 13 MLB seasons with.
The Phillies recalled third-base prospect Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, and, according to CBSSports.com, the Phils checked if Young would be open to being traded to Texas or to Boston this season. On Tuesday night, the Sox traded away third baseman Jose Iglesias in a deal that brought starting pitcher Jake Peavy to Boston.
Young is hitting .279 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in 99 games this year. He has committed eight errors and owns a .962 fielding percentage in 91 games at the hot corner this summer.
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Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013