Chris Young

#32 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-10 Weight: 260 lb Age: 36 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Royals' Chris Young: Re-signs with Royals

      Young and the Royals have agreed to a two-year, $11.5 million contract, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports. The veteran, who is reportedly taking a physical in Kansas City on Monday, went 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA last season, helping the Royals to a World Series victory. Young, 36, will likely remain in a similar role to the one he saw in 2015, serving as a back-end, low-risk starter. Even at his advanced age, Young likely would have been able to command a richer or longer-term deal had it not been for his lengthy injury history. He missed all of the 2013 season before returning and posting two straight seasons with an ERA well under 4.00.

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      Royals P Chris Young will start Game 4 of World Series

      Royals pitcher Chris Young will start Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. The 36 yuear old tossed three no-hit frames in extras Tuesday, earning the win in Game 1. He will still oppose Steven Matz on Saturday despite throwing 53 pitches, though Young will likely have a short leash, as he did in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.

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      Royals' Chris Young: Will start Game 4 of ALCS

      Young will start Game 4 of the ALCS, VP of Communications and Broadcasting for the Royals Mike Swanson reports. Young hasn't pitched much during the postseason, but when he has he's been extremely effective. In four relief innings against the Astros, the 36-year-old piled up seven strikeouts -- that figure as well as his astounding 3.06 ERA and 1.09 WHIP this season likely pushed him into the starting rotation over Kris Medlen. In his lone appearance against the Blue Jays this season, Young gave up three runs, including a home run to Edwin Encarnacion, in six innings of work.

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      Royals SP Chris Young strikes out five against Twins

      Royals starting pitcher Chris Young tossed 6 1/3 innings on Friday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five and not factoring into the decision in the win over Minnesota. Young made 16 of his 34 appearances in 2015 out of the pen, but showed the ability to be effective when starting games off, surrendering a single run on four hits in 11.1 innings in his final two outings, both starts. He's a safe bet to return to the bullpen for the Royals in the playoffs, but the the lanky, soft-tossing righty likely performed well enough in 2015 for a team to take a flyer on him for 2016.

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      Royals pitcher Chris Young receives win in Sunday's start

      Royals pitcher Chris Young earned his 11th win of the season Sunday, striking out a pair and walking just one while no-hitting the Indians through five innings. A truly special start could have been in the cards for the soft-tossing veteran, but he had been coming out of the bullpen of late and left the game after throwing just 68 pitches. Young will remain in the starting rotation to finish out the season, and he will pitch Friday against the Twins.

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      Royals pitcher Chris Young to start Sunday's game

      Royals pitcher Chris Young will receive the start for the Royals on Sunday, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports. While the official reasoning behind his insertion into the rotation Sunday hasn't been announced, it seems likely that he will just replace Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation following another bad outing (eight earned runs on nine hits over 2 1/3 innings) from Guthrie on Tuesday against the Mariners. It's unclear how the rotation will unfold the next time through, but the Royals will only need one more start from the fifth spot before the postseason begins and they can shrink the rotation to four.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Royals' Jeremy Guthrie stays in rotation; Chris Young odd man out

      The Royals will make a tweak to their starting rotation as they aim to make another deep postseason run this year. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (7-7) will keep his spot in the rotation, while Chris Young (8-6) will head to the bullpen as the odd man out, according to The Kansas City Star. Neither have been especially sharp as of late -- Young has a 5.11 ERA with 11 walks and seven home runs allowed in his last five starts; Guthrie sports a 5.58 ERA with nine walks and five home runs allowed in his previous five outings.

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      Chris Young gets no-decision for Royals

      Royals starter Chris Young failed to last five innings for the second straight start, as he took a no-decision against Cleveland on Tuesday. Young allowed a run in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five. Young threw 96 pitches in the game, his most since June 27.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Royals SP Chris Young takes loss against Cardinals on Thursday

      Royals starter Chris Young was bitten by the longball in his outing against the Cardinals on Thursday. The veteran right-hander allowed four runs in just three innings. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out a batter, needing 68 pitches to get through the third. Young, who drops to 8-6 on the year, was staked to an early 2-0 lead in this one. But a pair of two-run homers (Randal Grichuk in the second inning and Matt Carpenter in third) was Young's undoing in the 4-3 loss. Young got off to a blazing start this season, posting a 2.11 ERA over his first eight starts. But things have gone down-hill since then. Over his last seven starts, he has a 5.50 ERA.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Royals SP Chris Young improves to 8-5 in win over White Sox

      Royals starting pitcher Chris Young allowed two runs on three hits and four walks in five innings during a 4-2 win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox. He struck out four. Young held Chicago off the scoreboard until Geovany Soto led off the bottom of the third inning with a home run to tie the game at 1. The veteran right-hander allowed a two-out solo home run to Adam Eaton in the bottom of the fifth inning, which tied the game at 2. However, the Royals went ahead in the top of the sixth inning, which allowed Young to pick up the win and improve to 8-5. Young won for the first time in four July starts.

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