Sources: Phillies talked Michael Young

Updated: February 10, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies recently contacted the Texas Rangers to express an interest in infielder Michael Young, three Major League Baseball sources confirmed to ESPN.com. But the trade talks failed to yield much common ground, and discussions between the clubs are no longer active.

One source said the discussions were "brief'' and amounted essentially to "tire kicking'' on the part of the Phillies.

The Rangers are currently fielding offers for Young, who has asked to be traded in ...

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