Young will not take the mound Sunday against the Mariners, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Manager Ned Yost said that he will wait to name an official starter, but the plan is for the team to go with either Dillon Gee of Brian Flynn on Sunday. In the meantime, Young will likely be available Saturday and Sunday for long relief if its needed. The 37-year-old right-hander was smacked around during his last start, allowing six runs in 2.1 innings of work.
The Royals' plans for Young's next scheduled start, which is scheduled for Sunday against Seattle, are unclear after he was tagged for six runs in 2.1 innings in his last outing against Toronto, the Kansas City reports. Young owns a 6.90 ERA on the season, which has been fueled by an astonishing 26 home runs allowed in 60 innings. The Royals are lacking in alternatives at the present time, however, as Kris Medlen was recalled from his rehab assignment with a shoulder strain this week, while Mike Minor is still waiting to begin pitching in minor league games.
Young (2-8) lasted just 2.1 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits while striking out four in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays. For the second time in his last three starts, Young failed to make it out of the third inning. Tuesday was also the fifth time in his previous five outings that he couldn't get past the fifth inning. The 37-year-old's ERA is now up to 6.90, and his fantasy value has been depleted in nearly all formats.
Young (2-7) allowed one run on one hit and six walks while striking out five over four innings, but received no decision Thursday at the Cardinals. Despite holding the Royals to just one run, Young struggled mightily with his control, as he burned through 91 pitches to force his early exit from the contest. He's now walked at least four batters in three of his last four starts, and he has a 6.24 ERA to go along with a 1.58 WHIP on the season. He'll make his next start Tuesday at the Blue Jays.
Young allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Tigers. Young's solid effort kept the Royals close in a pitcher's duel before the team was able to pull out a win in 13 innings. He now has two quality starts on the season, and his ERA is at 5.61. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Astros.