ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young reiterated Tuesday that he wasn't concerned he didn't get a chance to hit for the cycle Monday.
Rangers manager Ron Washington admitted that he didn't know Young was homer shy of the cycle. He figured the DH had two doubles, but instead Young had a triple as he prepared for his final at-bat. Washington put Mike Napoli in as a pinch hitter.
Young said after Monday's game he didn't care and made the point for a bunch of TV cameras and reporters again Tuesday when asked about it.
Washington felt bad about denying Young a second chance at the cycle in Monday's blowout victory over Baltimore.
Washington pinch-hit for Young in the eighth inning of the 13-4 game because he mistook Young's triple for another double. Young came up a home run short of the cycle.
Young, who has seven homers on the season, didn't think getting pulled for Mike Napoli was a big deal.
"It's not like I had a single to go," Young said. "I had a homer to go. It's not like I can sit and walk up there and go deep. If I could do that, trust me, I wouldn't have seven homers this season. I like the fact that Wash wanted to get Nap an at-bat."
That's typical Young. He's not worried about that kind of individual honor. He was just glad his team got a win. Young had three hits again on Tuesday and how has 13 games with at least three hits on the season, second-most in the American League. He was selected by the players to his seventh All-Star Game.