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Chris Young | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
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Chris Young has been moved to the Mariners' bullpen.
The veteran right-hander was scheduled to make his final regular-season start on Thursday against the Blue Jays, but the M's need to rack up as many victories as possible over this final week and aren't confident right now about what Young might give them. He had a great first half, but Young was lit up for seven runs in just three innings Saturday by a weak Astros team and owns an 8.35 ERA over his last five outings. Sep 22 - 3:48 PM

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Chris Young allowed seven runs on eight hits in just three innings in the Mariners' 10-1 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

The Astros were batting Young around from the start in this one. They put up four runs in the first frame thanks to two-run homers by Chris Carter and Alex Presley and an RBI single to Jose Altuve in the second. When Young gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan to start the fourth, he was promptly yanked. In the end, he managed to last just three innings, striking out three, walking one and surrendering eight hits. The loss comes at a bad time for the M's, who are in a tight race with Oakland and Kansas City for the final two wildcard spots. Young's been a rock in the Mariner rotation, but he has been slightly more hittable since the All Star Break (3.15 ERA/.208 BAA in first half, 3.73 ERA/.264 BAA in second half) and this outing won't help those numbers. He'll take a 3.65 ERA into his last start of the season against the Blue Jays.
Sep 20 - 9:56 PM

Chris Young allowed just two runs over six innings but took the loss against the Athletics Sunday.

Young limited the A's to just four hits, with a pair of solo home runs serving as the two runs to cross the plate on Young's watch. He dropped to 12-8 with the loss, but Young has a 3.33 ERA on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday at the Astros.
Sep 14 - 8:15 PM

Chris Young rebounded from two poor outings to hold the Rangers to two unearned runs over five innings Saturday.

Young allowed four hits, walked three and struck out six. He didn't work deep into the game, but he hardly needs to with the way the Mariners pen has been performing. It should be good enough to keep him in the rotation to face the A's next weekend. He's 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in four starts and one relief appearance versus Oakland this year.
Sep 7 - 2:23 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Thursday that Chris Young will remain in the team's rotation and start Saturday against the Rangers.

Young lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his last start and 3 2/3 innings in the start before that, so he appears to be wearing down late in the year, but McClendon will stick with the veteran right-hander for now. Still, he's a risky play in fantasy leagues, even against a weak Texas lineup.
Sep 4 - 4:42 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Chris Young might not make his next scheduled start.

It doesn't appear that Young is injured, but he could be wearing down after throwing his highest number of innings since 2007. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his last outing and just 3 2/3 frames in his start before that. If the Mariners do decide not to start him, Taijuan Walker and Erasmo Ramirez would be options to fill in. A decision will be made in the next couple days.
Sep 2 - 6:46 PM

Chris Young allowed five runs in just two-thirds of an inning in Monday's loss to the A's.

It'd be easy to make a joke like "this really was a Labor Day for Chris Young," but we're not sure he was out on the field long enough to break a sweat. Newest A Adam Dunn blasted a two-run home run off Young, which was followed by a walk, a single, another walk and a two-run single. After Young was pulled, the Seattle bullpen allowed an RBI-single to finish off Young's line. Young was making the start on Monday having been pushed back from what should have been his turn on Friday. If the idea was to give the veteran a little rest so that he could hit the stretch run fresh, it's not off to a great start. Even after allowing five runs in a few fractions of an inning, Young's ERA is still 3.46 and his WHIP of 1.20 is rock solid. He has yet to crack 100 strikeouts for the year, but he's making it work despite his lack of raw stuff. Young's the rare crafty righty.
Sep 1 - 6:47 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced Friday that Chris Young will have his next start pushed back until Monday.

Roenis Elias will get the start in his place on Saturday. It's unclear at the moment the reason for the switch, but with Young struggling his last time out they may have just wanted to give him a couple of extra days of rest. He owns a terrific 3.17 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 150 1/3 innings on the year.
Aug 29 - 8:57 PM

Chris Young yielded three earned runs and lasted just 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Red Sox.

Young struggled out of the gate, yielding runs in the first, second, and third frames before exiting with a pitch count of 93 in the bottom of the fourth. He gave up seven hits and five walks in total. The shine was due to wear off at some point for the veteran right-hander, who still has a cool 3.17 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 150 1/3 innings this year. He'll try to get back on track next week versus the Nationals.
Aug 23 - 5:17 PM

Chris Young delivered six innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Mariners' 8-1 defeat of the Tigers.

Young was again dominant, allowing only four hits and a walk to a very good Detroit lineup. He struck out four. The veteran right-hander has been one of the best free agent finds of 2014, boasting a 12-6 record, 3.07 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP in 146 2/3 innings this season. Young will take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park next time out.
Aug 17 - 4:44 PM

Chris Young spun six innings of one-run ball, scattering two hits, to earn the victory on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Young allowed two walks while striking out three in the game. The right-hander jumped over the 10-win plateau last time around for the first time since 2006, and now he's only one win short of matching his career-best total from 2005 while a member of the Rangers. Young, 35, improves to 11-6 in the resurgent campaign. He owns a 3.20 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 88/46 K/BB ratio. Young will square off against the Braves at home next week.
Aug 13 - 1:38 AM

Chris Young held the Braves to three runs over five innings of work to earn the victory on Wednesday.

Young allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out six in the game. The win was his 10th of the season, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since the 2006 season. Young is 10-6 with a 3.27 ERA through 134 2/3 innings on the year, and he'll look to continue his impressive season when he takes on the Blue Jays on Monday.
Aug 6 - 6:37 PM

Chris Young allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Thursday as the Mariners hung on to defeat the Indians.

The Indians were able to smash five extra-base hits against Young, including a two-run home run by Jason Kipnis in the third inning. Young allowed seven hits in total along with two walks while striking out just one batter. It was arguably the right-hander's poorest performance in nearly two months, as he has had a renaissance season. He owns a 3.19 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 79/43 K/BB ratio. Young will square off against the Braves at home next week.
Jul 31 - 10:48 PM

Chris Young hurled seven innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.

Young was again impressive, allowing only two hits to a good Baltimore offense. He walked three batters but struck out eight while moving to 9-6 on the season. The veteran right-hander will bring an excellent 3.04 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into his next start -- a rematch on the road against the Orioles.
Jul 26 - 7:05 PM

Chris Young was given a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings as the Mariners suffered a crushing walk-off 6-5 loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Young was in line for the win until the Angels took advantage of an ineffective Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning. Young allowed ten hits -- including solo home runs to Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout -- but didn't issue a walk and struck out seven. The tall right-handed veteran sports a nice 3.22 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 70/38 K/BB ratio. Young is slated to take the bump against the Orioles at home on Friday.
Jul 20 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Humberto Quintero
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
3Stefen Romero
CF1Austin Jackson
2James Jones
3Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone
9Carson Smith
10Lucas Luetge
11Taijuan Walker
12Erasmo Ramirez