Someone asked Vernon Wells what he thinks of the Michael Young situation for some reason

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Actually I know the reason: Michael Young and Vernon Wells are good buddies who came up in the Jays system together.  For what it’s worth, Wells thinks the Rangers mishandled Young’s situation:

Like Young, Wells dealt with being a frequent target of trade rumors before the Angels acquired him for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in January. Both players have hefty contracts that make them more difficult to move. “I dealt with it in-house, which was the right way to do things. He’s having to deal with it, unfortunately, publicly,” Wells said. “It creates all kinds of problems. It’s been handled poorly on their end, I’ll say that.”

Yeah, it is bad that Young is having to deal with this so publicly. It’s so bad that maybe he shouldn’t have gone and told MLB.com that he felt manipulated and misled and revealed that he demanded a trade.  But sadly the Rangers did … that … made him talk to …

No, I have no idea either.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.