Phillies have “some interest” in Young
The Phillies have some interest in Rangers infielder Michael Young. They are looking for a third base although it is not their highest priority. The Phillies need an outfielder and a right-handed bat. But they have been striking out in some of their targets, including B.J. Upton and Angel Pagan.
The Yankees are also looking for a third baseman now that Alex Rodriguez is expected to miss at least the first three months of the season because of hip surgery. General manager Brian Cashman said the Yankees are looking for third base help but added it’s a tough market for that position. The Yankees also expect to get Rodriguez back by mid-season and may settle for a temporary replacement.
The Rangers did not come to Nashville looking to move Young. He also can veto any trade to any team. But the Rangers have listened and talked to teams about Young in the past.