After 12 years with the Rangers, Michael Young has been traded to the Phillies
Young had a no-trade clause, as a 10-5 player (10 years in the league, the last 5 with the same team), but waived his no-trade rights in exchange for about $1.2M, according to ESPN.
Young is the Rangers' all-time leader in hits, runs, games, at bats, singles, doubles, triples, total bases, multihit games, strikeouts and sacrifice flies.
His playing time was starting to diminish with the Rangers, who have had a loaded lineup over the years. With the Phillies, he'll get more consistent playing time with the Phillies.
Young can play any infield position, and has always shown a willingness to do whatever the Rangers need. In Philadelphia, he'll probably play 3rd base, a position that was manned by 7 different players in 2012.