Report: Young won't approve trade to Boston

Report: Young won't approve trade to Boston
July 30, 2013, 3:30 pm
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UPDATE: Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro told MLB Network on Tuesday that the chances of Michael Young being dealt away are "pretty remote."

While the Red Sox have had Michael Young on their radar, it does not appear that Young has mutual interest.

The Phillies' infielder has a full no-trade clause, but according to Ken Rosenthal, Young will only approve a trade to the Texas Rangers, Young's former team.

On MLB Network, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said there is a "pretty remote" chance that the Phillies trade Young, Rosenthal tweeted.

Boston could look for a bat in their lineup at the trade deadline, and Young would fit in, as he is hitting .277 this season with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. The 36-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season and would be used in the left side of the infield that features Stephen Drew and Jose Iglesias.

Young had played with the Rangers for his entire career before being traded to Philadelphia in December.

The Phillies have been shopping some players, notably Young and Cliff Lee, but will likely only be willing to make a deal if they can get a few prospects in return, and the Red Sox won't be trading Xavier Bogaerts in any deal, writes CSNNE insider Sean McAdam.