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Rangers to retire Michael Young’s number


The Texas Rangers just announced that they will retire Michael Young’s number 10 on Saturday, August 31. He will be the fifth Ranger to have his number retired. The other four are Iván Rodríguez, Johnny Oates, Adirán Beltré and Nolan Ryan.

The honor for Young has long been expected, as the Rangers have not given anyone the number 10 since he left Texas following the 2012 season. Before him it was worn by another notable Ranger, Jim Sundberg. Who, by the way, was pretty dang good himself.

Young played 14 seasons in the majors, the first 13 with the Rangers and last year split between the Phillies and Dodgers. He hit an even .300 with 185 homers and a .787 OPS, made seven All-Star teams, won a batting title in 2005, and played at least 100 games at all four infield positions.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.