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Chris Young | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
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Chris Young threw six scoreless innings but didn't factor in the decision Sunday against the Athletics.
Young gave up just four hits and three walks, striking out two. He was matched every step of the way by Athletics starter Scott Kazmir, though, so he settled for a no-decision. He's now thrown eight shutout innings to start the year after joining the Mariners just prior to the season. He'll have a good shot at another strong outing when the Mariners visit the Marlins next weekend. Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

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Chris Young worked a pair of perfect innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Friday's rain out bumped the veteran right-hander from his scheduled start, so in his 160th career game, Young worked in relief for the first time in his career, striking out two in the process. With only five games on tap for next week, it's likely that he'll remain as the long reliever in the Mariners bullpen, and could be bumped from the rotation altogether when Taijuan Walker returns.
Apr 6 - 7:30 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced Saturday that due to Friday's rain out, Chris Young will be skipped the first time through the Mariners rotation.

Felix Hernandez will draw the start against the A's on Saturday with Erasmo Ramirez working on normal rest for Sunday's game. The veteran right-hander could be used in relief before taking the hill for the first time next week.
Apr 5 - 11:37 AM

Chris Young pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his first spring start for the Mariners on Saturday.

Young showed why the team signed him to a $1.25 million contract on Thursday, allowing just four hits and no walks in the outing. Young also struck out two. Back in the major leagues, the 34-year-old has a shot to stick in the M's rotation even after Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker return.
Mar 29 - 6:32 PM

Mariners signed RHP Chris Young to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

He can earn an additional $3.475 million in incentives. Young was released by the Nationals earlier this week despite showing positive signs in back-field throwing sessions and Grapefruit League games. The 34-year-old right-hander is recovered from thoracic outlet surgery and will look to reestablish himself as the No. 4 starter in pitcher-friendly Seattle. He did not make an appearance in the major leagues in 2013 but seems like a worthwhile flier in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 12:16 PM

Nationals released RHP Chris Young.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported Monday that the Nats were fielding trade interest in Young, so he'll presumably have no trouble finding a new team. Young is recovered from thoracic outlet surgery and capable of providing emergency rotation depth.
Mar 25 - 5:41 PM

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have been getting calls about Chris Young.

Young is not expected to make the Nationals' starting rotation and he can opt out of his contract on Thursday, so a trade seems like a real possibility. The right-hander is recovered from thoracic outlet surgery. He signed a minor league deal with Washington last November.
Mar 24 - 2:48 PM

Chris Young (thoracic outlet surgery) is entering spring training with no limitations.

Young was limited to just seven Triple-A starts last season before undergoing thoracic outlet surgery last June. He's pain-free now, though, and is looking to provide some quality depth for the Nationals. "When I'm healthy, I've been successful in this game," he said. "I look forward to [having that success]."
Feb 17 - 8:56 PM

Chris Young recently underwent surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome.

The ailment, which puts puts pressure on a pitcher’s shoulder, was only recently recognized. However, it's not surprising to hear after Young was limited to just seven starts with Triple-A Syracuse this past season due to pain in his neck and shoulder area. The 34-year-old feels good about his arm strength now and was brought back on a minor league deal by the Nationals earlier this week.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Chris Young will make a $1.5 million base salary if he makes the Nationals.

The Nationals re-signed Young to a minor league contract on Tuesday. The veteran right-hander has the ability to opt out of his contract at the end of spring training if he doesn't make the team. If things break right, he could make a maximum of $6 million in the deal.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Nationals re-signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes a spring training invite. Young, 34, pitched exclusively in the minors this past season and missed significant time with injury. He'll function as organizational rotation depth.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Chris Young was touched up for six runs over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in his first start for Triple-A Syracuse.

The tall right-hander allowed nine hits -- including three home runs -- while walking three. Obviously it's not an ideal outing for Young, but he'll be fine as long as he's healthy. He represents a backup option if Dan Haren can't get straightened out.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Chris Young will make his first start for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

The Nationals released Young at the end of spring training, but the two sides quickly reached a new agreement. The veteran right-hander will serve as rotation depth for the time being.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Chris Young will earn a prorated $2 million if the Nationals call him up, with a possible total of $4.7 million in incentives.

It's no wonder he decided to re-sign, as that could potentially be a pretty nice deal. Young posted a 2.25 ERA over four starts this spring and represents nice depth in the minors, though, of course, he's not a good bet to stay healthy.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 07:57:00 PM

Nationals re-signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Young signed a minor league deal with the Nats in late February then opted out in late March after failing to crack the Opening Day roster. And now he's back. The veteran right-hander will function as organizational depth.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2John Buck
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Stefen Romero
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Logan Morrison
2Michael Saunders
3James Jones
DH1Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Erasmo Ramirez
4Taijuan Walker
5James Paxton
6Roenis Elias
7Chris Young
8Blake Beavan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Joe Beimel
7Dominic Leone