Young has requested a trade, Rangers say
General manager Jon Daniels and club president Nolan Ryan confirmed that infielder Michael Young has requested a trade.
* The Rangers said they will try to accomodate him but it must be in the best interests of the team.
* Young intially had agreed to be the Rangers DH but has since had a change of heart and wants to go somewhere where he can play regularly on defense.
* Young has a list of eight teams he is willing to be traded to and has not veered away from that list. The Rangers are dealing with those eight teams, which have not been made public.
* The Rangers still say that Mitch Moreland is going to be given “every chance” to be their everyday first baseman.
* Ryan said he’s not sure if the Rangers will be willing to absorb part of Young’s salary to facilitate a trade. It would depend on the trade.