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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.

Angels claim pitcher Jacob Rhame off waivers from Mets

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The Angels announced on Wednesday that the club claimed reliever Jacob Rhame off waivers from the Mets.

Rhame, 27, was limited to 6 1/3 innings in the majors and 20 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to an elbow issue. He underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in mid-August.

Though Rhame has a career 6.23 ERA in the big leagues, he showed promise at Triple-A from 2016-18, averaging better than 10 strikeouts per nine innings in all three years. The Angels are taking a flier on the right-hander to see if he can translate that success to the majors.