Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adrian Beltre Thanks Michael Young

One of the people on new Ranger Adrian Beltre's "call list" Wednesday morning was Michael Young. 

Beltre's addition to the Rangers means that Young, once again, will change positions, marking the second time in three years he'll do so.  Young is on the record saying he's willing to do whatever it takes to stay on this Texas team and help it win.  Expect Young to DH and play a variety of infield positions.

Beltre appreciates what Young is doing and the newest Ranger let him know that when the two finally connected on the phone this morning.

"I want to know how he felt," Beltre said.  "I have huge respect for Michael. Playing against him for all these years, I know what kind of guy he is. I want to be part of his team. Him being here, allowing me to come and let me play third.  That means a lot.  I want him to know that."