Report: Cubs Eyeing Rangers’ Michael Young

BOSTON (CBS) — The Cubs are eyeing Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young for a trade, according to published reports.

If the Cubs are able to get salary relief, a deal could be made in which Young would switch to second base for the Cubs, according to the Boston Globe.

Young made his Major League debut for the Rangers in 2000, and has a batting average of .300, with 158 home runs and 811 RBIs.

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  • Jake from da Burbs

    Would probably need another source to add to this story’s validity. Seems like the story is more speculation by another city’s sports writer rather than someone who actually has a scoop.

    I think Young at 2nd would be fantastic. He’s not great at anything but he’s really good at everything. He’s also been a solid clubhouse guy and team leader. He could be a vocal leader the Cubs have been lacking for years while providing a solid bat.

    The biggest negative is that salary 16M for 2011, 2012, and 2013. I dont know what kind of salary relief the Cubs can get here. If they take Fukudome and Silva + a solid prospect like Casey Coleman or something for Young, I think a deal may be in place. Fukudome and Silva have bad salaries but its only for one more year.

  • Jim Casey

    ive heard it from multiple sources this morning… just nothing from either club

  • crash corrigan

    Young could end up replacing Aramis Ramirez at third next season, so that’s another big salary that could disappear. Texas taking both Fukodome and Silva is a pipe dream. They probably want Andrew Cashner and the Cubs won’t trade him.

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