Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirmed that third baseman Michael Young has requested a trade. Young made the request about a week ago. Daniels said Young has had a change of heart about accepting a role as the primary designated hitter for the Rangers.
Daniels said there is no trade on the horizon, and the Rangers would explore a deal if it would help the team.
"He's had time to think about it," Daniels said. "Time's gone on and he's changed his mind."
Rangers president Nolan Ryan said it's premature to speculate if the Rangers will be able to deal him. Ryan called Young after hearing from Daniels that Young had a change of heart about his role with the team.
"We're going to try and accomodate that request," Ryan said.
- Anthony Andro