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Chris Young | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
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Chris Young underwent surgery Tuesday on his bilateral core and right-side adductor.
That would be the pelvis and groin area. Young is owed $5.75 million from the Royals in 2017 after registering an ugly 6.19 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 13 starts and 21 relief appearances in 2016. He should be ready for spring training, though the 37-year-old right-hander is probably looking at a long-relief role. Oct 11 - 5:44 PM

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Chris Young gave up five runs -- four earned -- in two innings of relief Monday against the A's.

After flopping as a starter, Young entered tonight with a 3.12 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26 innings as a reliever. Still, he hasn't gotten a whole lot of work in close games. The Royals don't have a whole lot of faith in him after he gave up 26 homers in 56 innings as a starter.
Sep 12 - 11:05 PM

Chris Young has been moved to the bullpen.

It's no surprise after Young lasted just 2 1/3 innings Tuesday against Toronto. Either Brian Flynn or Dillon Gee will start in his place Sunday against Seattle. Young carries a disappointing 6.90 ERA over 15 outings (13 starts) this year.
Jul 7 - 6:48 PM

Chris Young was lit up for six runs over just 2 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He was popped for four home runs and remarkably has now surrendered 26 longballs over 60 innings this season. Young was terrific for the Royals last season, but giving him a two-year contract over the winter is now looking pretty foolish. His time in the rotation figures to be coming to an end soon, but if he gets another shot it will come against the Mariners in the final game of the first half.
Jul 5 - 10:00 PM

Chris Young walked six while allowing one run over four innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

Young surrendered just one hit on the evening, a solo home run by Brandon Moss, but his inefficiency precluded him from qualifying for his third win. With the no-decision, he remained 2-7 with a 6.24 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 57 2/3 innings this year. An interleague date with the Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday isn't much more appealing for the right-hander.
Jul 1 - 12:06 AM

Chris Young was thrashed for seven earned runs in only 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

Nothing he threw was working. He walked four batters and gave up seven hits, two of which left the yard. He falls to 2-7 with a 6.54 ERA on the season. He has not been the same pitcher that went 11-6 with a 3.03 ERA last year. Young is striking out significantly more batters this year than last yet the results have been awful so far. Home runs have been the culprit as he has already given up an eye-popping 21 longballs in 53 2/3 innings after giving up 16 homers in 123 1/3 innings last year.
Jun 25 - 11:22 PM

Chris Young tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Kansas City won the game in the bottom of the 13th inning on walkoff RBI single from Cheslor Cuthbert. Young pitched as well as he has all season over the first six frames, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. He lowered his ERA from 6.15 to 5.61. A home start against the Astros is next.
Jun 19 - 5:55 PM

Chris Young gave up two runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Indians.

Making his first start in 10 days, Young once again failed to get through five innings, the sixth time in nine starts he's fell short of qualifying for a win. The 37-year-old has a 6.15 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings. It's hard to envision the Royals continuing to run him out there as long as they've got postseason aspirations.
Jun 14 - 11:15 PM

Chris Young proved ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Indians, allowing five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Four of the five runs on Young's line scored courtesy of solo home runs by Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin, Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor. The latter three all whacked their dingers in the fifth inning. In 10 games (eight starts), Young has pitched to a tough 6.37 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. If the Royals give him another opportunity in the rotation, it would come on the road against the White Sox. Another start is by no means guaranteed.
Jun 5 - 6:48 PM

Royals activated RHP Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran right-hander will work out of the bullpen, at least initially, upon his return. He registered a troublesome 6.88 ERA in his seven starts before hitting the disabled list, so he'll have to prove his worth in long relief before he gets another shot at the starting rotation.
May 28 - 11:37 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that when Chris Young (forearm) returns from the disabled list, it will be as a reliever.

He could be activated as soon as this weekend. Yost did at that he expects Young to eventually rejoin the rotation, but for now he'll be used in long relief.
May 27 - 5:19 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Chris Young (forearm) looked "fantastic" in Thursday's simulated game.

Young was placed on the disabled list with a strained forearm earlier this month but has made a quick recovery and should return to the Royals' rotation in relatively short order. The right-hander pitched surprisingly well during Kansas City's postseason run last year but has struggled to a 6.88 ERA over seven starts in 2016.
May 26 - 6:14 PM

Chris Young (forearm) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

Young said it went well, and that he's planning for a simulated appearance Thursday or Friday. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a forearm strain and he had a brutal 6.88 ERA over his first seven starts. He shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy formats.
May 24 - 6:04 PM

Royals placed RHP Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm muscle strain.

Young was diagnosed with the injury on Wednesday after yielding five home runs to the Yankees on Monday night. He had registered a 6.88 ERA over his first seven starts this season. This could be a lengthy DL stint.
May 12 - 2:43 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Chris Young has a muscle strain at the top of his forearm.

Young coughed up five homers to the Yankees on Monday and subsequently underwent an MRI on his right forearm. The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd wrote that Young was expected out at least a week and could possibly hit the disabled list. The veteran right-hander owned a troubling 6.68 ERA through his first seven starts.
May 12 - 12:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Yordano Ventura
3Ian Kennedy
4Jason Vargas
5Chris Young
6Mike Minor
7Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Matt Strahm
5Scott Alexander
6Brian Flynn
7Kevin McCarthy
8Alec Mills
9Andrew Edwards