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Chris Young | Starting 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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Young is flying back to Kansas City to undergo an MRI on his right forearm.

That might help explain why he looked so hittable on Monday night against the Yankees, yielding a franchise-record-tying five solo home runs in just 2 2/3 innings. Dillon Gee is already slated to start in his place Saturday versus the Braves and could now get an extended look in the Kansas City rotation. Young, 36, holds a 6.68 ERA in seven starts this season.
May 10 - 4:54 PM

Chris Young will pitch out of the bullpen this weekend.

Dillon Gee is going to take his spot in the rotation on a temporary basis, starting Saturday against the Braves. Young gave up five solo homers over just 2 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees and he has a 6.68 ERA in 32 1/3 total innings (seven starts) this season.
May 10 - 4:26 PM

Chris Young gave up five solo homers in 2 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

The five home runs allowed tied the club record. Three of them came in the third inning, including the second homer of the night for Carlos Beltran. The 36-year-old right-hander owns an ugly 6.68 ERA with 13 home runs allowed through his first seven starts this season. He’s not long for a rotation spot at this point.
May 9 - 10:05 PM

Chris Young lasted just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Nationals.

Young's final line doesn't look awful, but he served up two home runs and got into a bases loaded jam in the fifth when Royals manager Ned Yost finally pulled the plug. It was the third time in six starts that Young has failed to get out of the fifth inning, and he's gone six innings or more just once. He's got a 5.76 ERA and 1.45 WHIP heading into Monday's start at the Yankees.
May 4 - 1:08 AM

Chris Young gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Royals to fall to 1-4 on the season.

Young gave up two homers, accounting for the three runs. He was strong his previous time out against the Orioles, but that's still his only quality start in five tries this year. His rotation spot might be tenuous.
Apr 28 - 3:16 AM

Chris Young struck out 10 and picked up his first win of the season in six strong innings against the Orioles on Friday.

Young was dominant on Friday. He only allowed five baserunners, collecting 10 of his 18 outs via the strikeout. Early in the season, a start like this can erase many past transgressions, so suddenly he's striking out over a batter per inning (9.15 K/9) and appears to just be suffering from some bad BABIP luck. That's obviously not true, but it does illustrate what one excellent start can do to early-season pitching numbers. He's now 1-3 with a 6.41 ERA and 4.87 FIP in 19 2/3 innings.
Apr 23 - 12:10 AM

Chris Young was chased after four innings Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits in a loss to the A's.

Things couldn't have started any worse for Young, who let the first two batters reach base before serving up a three-run homer to Josh Reddick. He settled down from there, relatively, but the damage was done. The big righty fell to 0-3 with a 7.90 ERA and 1.98 WHIP through three starts. He'll continue to seek his first win when the Royals meet up with the Orioles on Friday.
Apr 16 - 9:17 PM

Chris Young was lit up for six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings by the Astros on Monday.

Young dropped to 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA. The Royals know that Young isn't throwing 200 innings or anything close to it this year, so they won't be slow to send him to the pen if he continues to struggle. In Danny Duffy, Dillon Gee and maybe Chien-Ming Wang, they're not lacking for alternatives, and Young could always be returned to the rotation later.
Apr 12 - 12:07 AM

Chris Young allowed two earned runs over five innings Tuesday in the Royals' loss to the Mets.

Young only gave up three hits, but one of those was a two-run Neil Walker homer in the top of the fourth inning. The veteran right-hander also walked three. Young registered an impressive 3.06 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 2015 and parlayed that into a new two-year, $10 million contract this winter, but he's not a great fantasy bet in his age-37 season.
Apr 5 - 7:09 PM

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