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Michael Young makes it about baseball

Veteran addresses teammates, gets to work as he prepares for new role with Rangers

Updated: February 20, 2011, 11:56 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- As a few raindrops fell over the Texas Rangers' spring training complex early Sunday morning, Michael Young was in the batting cages by himself, pounding balls off a tee.

One day after reporting to camp and a couple of weeks after asking to be traded, Young began his preparations for the 2011 season as if nothing unusual had happened.

He was at the field at 6 a.m. for a physical and then went about his typical routine of hitting balls in the cage to help loosen up ...

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