FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, Texas Rangers' Michael Young watches from the dugout during an American League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Arlington, Texas. A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the seven-time All-Star from the Texas for two relief pitchers. Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:49 pm
Updated: 7:22 pm, Sat Dec 8, 2012.
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, the Associated Press, Philly.com and CSNPhilly.com reported.
The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers to get Young, who fills a void at third base. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young's salary for 2013. Young is due to earn $16 million. Reports say the Phillies will pay him about $6 million.
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.
A former AL Gold Glove winner at shortstop, Young hasn't play third base regularly since 2010. Seven Phillies started at third base last year, including often-injured former All-Star Placido Polanco.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:49 pm.
Updated: 7:22 pm.