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MLB Trade News: Phillies Reportedly Acquire All Star Infielder Michael Young

UNDATED (AP) - A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young's $16 million salary next year. The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers. Young batted .277 with eight homers and 67 RBIs in 2012. He fills a void at third base, although he hasn't played there regularly since 2010. The Phillies had seven different players man the Hot Corner at some point last season.

In other Hot Stove League news:

--A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to close a deal with pitcher Zack Greinke worth $147 million over six years. Greinke went a combined 15-5 with the Brewers and Angels this year.

--A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million. The 34-year-old Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs while helping Cincinnati win the NL Central.

-- The Seattle Mariners have finalized their one-year contract with outfielder Jason Bay that was agreed upon earlier this week during baseball's winter meetings. Bay hit just 26 homers and played in only 288 games in three injury plagued seasons with the New York Mets.

-- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez says he will have surgery on his injured left hip in "mid-January." The Yankees announced earlier this month that Rodriguez needs an operation to correct a torn labrum and other problems with his left hip and could miss up to six months.

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