SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – Michael Young says he’s “completely comfortable” in the Texas Rangers clubhouse after asking for an off-season trade that his team unsuccessfully tried to pull off.
A new first baseman’s mitt is in Young’s locker. There are smiles on his face when he jokes around with his teammates.
He is the longest-tenured Ranger going into his 11th season. He says what happened in the off-season has no affect on his relationship with his teammates or preparing for the season.
Now the primary designated hitter and utility infielder, Young played first base in a game for the first time ever Monday, when he took only one throw in four innings. He also had a double and triple.
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