Free agent shortstop Michael Young is retiring, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
Young played 14 seasons in the majors, all of which came with the Texas Rangers until last season, when he split time between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a career .300 hitter with a .787 OPS and 185 home runs. With the Rangers, Young made seven All-Star games, won a Gold Glove in 2008 and appeared in two World Series. He recorded 2,375 hits and 441 doubles in his career.
Per Rosenthal, Young had several offers, including one with the Dodgers, but he chose to spend more time with his family instead of returning to the diamond.
Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with his family. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2014