Sports in Brief: Report: Michael Young retiring
Young, 37, split last season between the Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted .249 in 147 games. A seven-time all-star, Young spent 13 seasons with the Texas Rangers and finished his career with a .300 batting average and 185 home runs. He won a batting title with Texas in 2005.
Lefthander Bruce Chen agreed to a $4.25 million, one-year contract to return to Kansas City, where he has spent the last five seasons. A former Phillie, Chen went 9-4 with a 3.27 ERA while making 15 starts and 19 bullpen appearances last season. Chen, 36, has played for 10 teams in his 15-year career.
Elsewhere: The Minnesota Twins released lefthander Andrew Albers, allowing him to sign with a South Korean team. Albers went 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins last season. . . . Scott Sizemore was among nine players who agreed to minor-league contracts with the Yankees, giving New York another option to replace Alex Rodriguez at third base. Sizemore, 29, has been limited to six at-bats over the last two seasons because of an injured left knee that twice required surgery.
NFL On the day the Rams announced that defensive coordinator Tim Walton was not being retained, several sources told the Post-Dispatch that Gregg Williams was heading back to St. Louis as the team's new coordinator.
Hired by coach Jeff Fisher two years ago this month, Williams never made it onto the practice field in St. Louis. After about six weeks on the job with the Rams, he was implicated in the NFL bounty scandal in New Orleans, where he was defensive coordinator. Williams received an indefinite suspension in March 2012 that kept him out of the game for a year.
OLYMPICS Lais Souza, a Brazilian gymnast who was expected to compete in freestyle skiing at the Sochi Games, is unable to move her arms or legs and can't breathe on her own after she hit a tree while skiing in Utah this week, doctors said. The 25-year-old is fighting for her life.
- Inquirer wire services