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Chris Young | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Young has been named as Vice President, On-Field Operations, Initiatives & Strategy for Major League Baseball.
Young was released by the Padres at the end of spring training after posting a 7.53 ERA over seven appearances in the Cactus League and has now moved into a cool new role at MLB headquarters. His playing days are over. The 38-year-old Princeton graduate finishes his career with a 3.95 ERA in 1,297 2/3 innings. He spent time with the Rangers, Royals, Mets, Rangers, and Mariners. May 10 - 1:08 PM

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Padres released RHP Chris Young.

Young, 38, put up a 7.53 ERA in seven appearances this spring. He asked the Padres for his release and will try to seek an opportunity elsewhere.
Mar 27 - 10:24 AM

Chris Young yielded one run over three innings in a Cactus League start Tuesday night against the Royals.

Young gave up a solo homer to Cheslor Cuthbert in the top of the third but was otherwise sharp, striking out four batters and issuing zero walks. The veteran left-hander is trying to claim a spot in the Padres' rotation or bullpen this spring, but those are both crowded races. He had a terrible 7.50 ERA in 30 innings (two starts, 12 relief appearances) last season with the Royals.
Mar 6 - 9:22 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Padres have signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

If he makes the opening day roster he will earn a $1 million salary and can add up to another $6 million if he meets certain performance incentives. The 38-year-old journeyman was released by the Royals in June and couldn't latch on with another team during the season. Young went 11-6 with a marvelous 3.06 ERA with the Mariners back in 2015 but then moved to the Royals and slumped to a 6.19 ERA in 88 2/3 innings in 2016 and a 7.50 ERA in 30 innings in 2017 while struggling to recover from sports hernia surgery. He will battle Tyson Ross (who also signed with the Padres today) during spring training for a spot at the back of the Padres' starting rotation.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 07:52:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Chris Young "is working out with trainer and physical therapist" and plans to pitch in 2018.

Young was released by the Royals in late June and it sounds like he's given up hope of catching on with another team this season. However, the 38-year-old isn't ready to retire just yet. Young holds a 6.52 ERA over the last two seasons and undoubtedly will have to settle for a minor league contract.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Royals released RHP Chris Young.

Young was removed from the 40-man roster Friday after the signing of Neftali Feliz and he's now officially a free agent. The 38-year-old will surely have to settle for a minor league contract if he intends on continuing his career.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 08:25:00 AM

Royals designated RHP Chris Young for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Neftali Feliz. Young was great for the Royals in 2015 but holds a 6.52 ERA since the beginning of 2016. The 38-year-old will probably get another shot somewhere, but he looks done as far as being a successful major leaguer.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Chris Young was destroyed by the Orioles in Kansas City on Sunday, giving up five runs on six hits and a walk in just 3 2/3 innings.

Young struck out three on the afternoon. His inability to keep the ball in the yard led to problems in this one, with Chris Davis and Caleb Joseph each knocking one over the boards. It's unclear if he'll stick around to make another start in the Royals' rotation or if he'll head back to the bullpen after this disaster. Either way, he should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sun, May 14, 2017 07:36:00 PM

Chris Young surrendered four runs over three innings against the Rays in his first start of the season Tuesday.

Young was picked over Travis Wood to fill in for Ian Kennedy, but both ended up pitching three innings tonight anyway; Wood allowed two runs after replacing Young in the fourth. Young seems likely to make at least one more start, but he's a weak choice in AL-only leagues.
Tue, May 9, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that he's leaning toward moving Chris Young into the rotation following Ian Kennedy's (hamstring) injury.

Young threw three innings on Wednesday, so he should be prepared to go five in his first start. It's unclear when that outing will come.
Fri, May 5, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Chris Young has been scratched from his scheduled appearance on Wednesday due to a stiff neck.

It doesn't sound like a major concern. Nate Karns was named as the Royals' fifth starter this week, so Young will begin the year in the bullpen.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 12:19:00 PM

Chris Young will open the 2017 regular season in the Royals' bullpen.

Young pitched well as a starter this spring in Cactus League play, but the Royals are giving their final rotation spot to Nate Karns. Young will probably see starts at some point this year. For now he'll work in long relief.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Chris Young tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies in Cactus League play on Monday.

Young gave up four hits and walked one while striking out just one batter, but the most important thing was that the managed to keep the Rockies off the board. The veteran right-hander has been decent so far this spring, but Nate Karns appears to be the favorite for the fifth starter job. Travis Wood, who is also in the mix here, gave up a two-run homer to DJ LeMahieu on Monday.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Chris Young started against the Rockies on Thursday and delivered two shutout innings.

He gave up two hits, walked one and fanned two. He is working as a starter early this spring although he is likely to end up back in the bullpen. He started 13 games and worked in relief 21 times for the Royals in 2016, finishing with a woeful 6.19 ERA in 88 2/3 frames. He struck out 94 batters, which is great, but allowed a whopping 28 home runs to spoil the fun.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 07:47:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 05:44:00 PM

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C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Jose Pirela
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Christian Villanueva
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Franchy Cordero
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
RF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Tyson Ross
3Joey Lucchesi
4Eric Lauer
5Jordan Lyles
6Colin Rea
7Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Strahm
5Robbie Erlin
6Adam Cimber
7Bryan Mitchell
8Jose Torres
9Phil Maton
10Phil Hughes
11Jose Castillo