It hasn't been the greatest statistical season of Michael Young's career, but it’s another standout year for the way he impacts the clubhouse.
On Sunday in Toronto, Young was 3-for-5 with five RBIs and ended an 88-game home run drought and a season-long 12-game RBI slump.
“Everybody in here ... Nobody doubts what Michael Young can do, what he’s done throughout his career. Not just on the field, but off the field he’s what you look at when you say the core of the Texas Rangers,” first baseman Mitch Moreland said. “He’s the guy everyone goes to and looks up to. What he did [Sunday] is small compared to what he’s done in the clubhouse all year and throughout his career for this organization and this team.”
Young was 1-for-4 in the series opener against Baltimore and scored the final run in a 5-1 win. He is just one of 11 players with at least 100 hits in each of the last 11 seasons.
Moreland was Monday’s guest on Rangers Baseball Tonight, the radio network pregame show. In addition to discussing Young, Moreland talked about the recent road trip, the impact Chris Davis had on him when Davis was a Ranger, batting ninth and more. Listen to the podcast.
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