Rangers' Young picked for AFL Hall of Fame

Rangers' Young picked for AFL Hall of Fame

ARLINGTON -- Rangers third baseman Michael Young has been selected for induction into the Arizona Fall League. Young and Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter were selected as the 2010 class.

"It's cool," Young said. "I was actually excited to see that. There are only a few guys in there and that league is a big step to the big leagues. It means a lot. It's a nice honor."

Among players, Young and Carpenter join Garret Anderson, Jermaine Dye, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Giambi, Brian Giles, Shawn Green, Roy Halladay, Todd Helton, Torii Hunter, Derek Jeter, Derrek Lee, Troy Percival, Albert Pujols, Mike Piazza, Jimmy Rollins and Alfonso Soriano.

Young played for the Grand Canyon Rafters in 2000 and will be inducted at some point in November.

"I didn't have that good of a season," Young said. "I think I hit .260 or something. I think it's based much more on what I've done in the big leagues. It's a very nice honor. They've had many good players go through that league.

"I have a lot of good memories of the Fall League."