Rangers hits leader Young back in Texas to retire

Michael Young is retiring after only one season away from the Texas Rangers.

Young formally announced his retirement Friday at Rangers Ballpark. That was his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.

The seven-time All-Star is the Rangers' career leader with 2,230 hits. The 37-year-old Young finished as a career .300 hitter in 1,970 games for Texas, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Young made his major league debut playing twice the final weekend of the 2000 season, and became a regular in the Rangers lineup early the next season. He started all four infield positions for Texas, which went from being a last-place team to consecutive World Series in 2010 and 2011.

Texas traded Young last winter to the Phillies.

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