• by RotoWire Staff |

    Royals SP Chris Young strikes out five against Twins

    Kansas City 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 Golden Gophers .

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff |

    Royals pitcher Chris Young receives win in Sunday's start

    Kansas City 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.

  • by RotoWire Staff |

    Royals pitcher Chris Young to start Sunday's game

    Kansas City 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 |

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

    The Kansas City 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.

  • by Shawn Krest |

    Chris Young gets no-decision for Royals

    Kansas City 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.