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By: AP
By: AP
Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

(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 (boh-NEE'-uh) 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 (GREHN'-kee) 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.

GOLF-FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under-par 61 and a two-stroke lead headed into the final round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout. They are 19 under overall.
First-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker combined foir a 65 and are alone in second place.
The 12 two-man teams will play a scramble Sunday. The winners will split $750,000.

SKIING-WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) -- American star Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup super-G on a wind-shortened course in Switzerland, to stay unbeaten in four speed races this season.
World Cup overall leader Tina Maze (MAH'-zeh) of Slovenia was second by 0.37 seconds.
Julia Mancuso of the U.S. was third, 1.01 behind Vonn, who earned her 57th career World Cup win and her 20th in super-G.

SOCCER-U.S.-CHINA
DETROIT (AP) -- Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux scored second-half goals and the U.S. women's soccer team beat China 2-0 in Detroit to remain unbeaten on its post-Olympic tour.
The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 18 meetings with China.


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