Phillies trade Michael Young to Dodgers

Michael Young waived his no-trade clause to accept a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies to the...

Michael Young waived his no-trade clause to accept a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Reuters)

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Michael Young is going home. No, not Texas, but Los Angeles.

The veteran infielder waived his no-trade clause Saturday night to accept a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Young was reportedly only interested in a trade to the Texas Rangers, where he spent the first 12 seasons of his career and was a seven-time all-star.

Instead, he accepted a deal to the Dodgers to play for the team he grew up watching from his hometown of Covina, Calif., a small city in L.A. County.

This Phillies also sent cash L.A.'s way and received left-handed minor-league pitcher Rob Rasmussen in return.

Young will be a free agent at season's end.

The 36-year-old was traded from the Rangers to the Phillies in December. He’s batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season. He’s a career .300 hitter who won the American League batting championship in 2005 and was a Gold Glove Award winner in 2008.


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