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02/08/2011 01:17 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Young: Rangers Misled, Manipulated Me 'And I'm Sick Of It'

Texas' All-Star second baseman Michael Young requested a trade on Monday and is reportedly sick of the Rangers organization.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Young bashed the organization for the way he was treated.

After the trade request, Rangers president Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels said the 34-year-old "changed his mind" about his new role as designated hitter.

Young sees the situation differently.

"The suggestion that I had a change of heart and asked for a trade is a manipulation of the truth," Young said. "I asked for a trade because I've been misled and manipulated and I'm sick of it."

Young's role on the team changed after the Rangers signed third baseman Adrian Beltre and DH Mike Napoli.

"To suggest that there was just a couple of weeks off and I had a change of heart in terms of what position I wanted to play is inaccurate," Young said.