The Rangers are still trying to move their franchise infielder, Michael Young, even if it costs them $24 million.
On Saturday, Yahoo! writer Tim Brown tweeted that the Rangers are making calls and are “willing to eat about half” of the $48 million left on his contract.
But, despite their efforts to trade the All-Star for prospects, there are still no takers. As a result, the team plans on using Young as its designated hitter and as a utility infielder throughout the season, a move that continues to disappoint the 34-year-old.
“It’s definitely tough to get in a rhythm, without a doubt,” Young said, according to ESPN.com. “If I was playing second every day, it’d be easier to get locked in. If I was playing third, it’d be easier to get locked in. It’s definitely tough to bounce around, but I’ve had to kind of get accustomed to it this spring.”
However, Young is not distracted from his game, even as he continues to request a trade. This spring, he has a .393 batting average, two doubles and two triples in 28 at-bats.