With last year's position change behind him, Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young is getting back to the normal routine of preparing for the season.

Young says he wants to improve in certain areas, but he's keeping those details to himself.

On the surface, little improvement seems necessary, given Young's success after shifting from shortstop to third base last season to make room for rookie Elvis Andrus.

Offensively, the 30-year-old was as solid as ever _ a .322 batting average, .892 OPS and 22 home runs in 135 games. Defensively, he made only nine errors in 134 games at third base, tied with Alex Rodriguez for the lowest total among qualifying players.

Young was rewarded with his sixth straight All-Star selection.

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