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Phillies get Michael Young from Rangers

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Sources from the Associated Press (AP) announce that Texas Rangers, 3rd baseman, Michael Young will join the Philadelphia Phillies roster.

Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been announced. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young’s salary for 2013. Young is due to earn $16 million, and reports stated the Phillies will pay him only about $6 million of it.

The Phillies sent right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers to get Young, who fills a void at third base.

Young batted .277 with eight homers and 67 RBIs in 2012, a down year for him. In the nine previous seasons, Young hit at least .300 seven times and averaged 17 homers and 90 RBIs.

Ruben Amaro Jr: “Michael brings a lot to our team, not just on the field, but off it as well. He has been one of the premiere hitters”

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