The Texas Rangers have reportedly traded infielder/DH Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla, according to a tweet by MLB.com’s TR Sullivan:
Lindblom, Bonilla for Young as trade is done wp.me/p1rXwL-8WpT— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) December 8, 2012
The trade was confirmed a few minutes later in a separate tweet by MLB.com:
The Phillies will install Young as their starting third baseman, while the Rangers add depth to their pitching at the minor and major league levels. It was a great move by one team and a bit of a head-scratcher for the other.
Click through to see who are the immediate winners and losers of the Michael Young trade.