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Rangers Announce Michael Young's Jersey Will Be Retired in August

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 17: Former Texas Ranger Michael Young is honored before play begins between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays on May 17, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Cooper Neill

Texas Rangers legend Michael Young is finally getting what he deserves.

The team has announced it will be retiring the number of one of their franchise's best players in August.

The honor is long overdue for Young, who retired from Major League Baseball in 2013 after a 14-year career, 13 of which came in Texas.

Young was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round of the 1997 MLB Draft, but was traded to the Rangers prior to making his major league debut.

In over 1,800 games with the Rangers, he notched 2,230 hits, a .301 average, and .791 OPS. The versatile Young played second base, third base, and shortstop during his memorable career with Texas.

Young was selected to seven All-Star games and received MVP votes in five different seasons. His best campaign came in 2005 when he lead the league in hits and batted .331 with a .899 OPS.

All of these accomplishments have earned Young a place in Rangers' lore, and after his jersey retirement ceremony this August, no Ranger will wear number 10 again.