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Rangers Must Fix Rift With Young

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Before the 2004 season, Michael Young agreed to switch from second base to shortstop in order to make room for Alfonso Soriano.

And the move made the Texas Rangers better.

In 2009, Young ultimately agreed to change from shortstop to third base in order to make room for rookie Elvis Andrus.

And the move made the Rangers better.

And now in 2011, with the American League pennant flying high over the ballpark, Young is being asked to move again, this time to designated hitter, in order to make way for third baseman Adrian Beltre.

The move will make the Rangers better.

Why has that been so hard for Michael Young to understand?

Manager Ron Washington, whose loyalty to his team captain is unquestioned, has announced that his plan is to write...

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