Young was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Young posted a 7.84 ERA and 2.13 WHIP in 10.1 innings across his last 10 appearances. Cleveland recalled J.C. Mejia from Columbus in a corresponding move.
Young has allowed four runs in his last five innings. In his last six appearances, Young has alternated between giving up runs and scoreless efforts. He's given up nine hits and five walks while striking out just two in the aforementioned stretch. For the year, the southpaw has a 6.58 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 43:27 K:BB across 52 innings between Cleveland and Arizona, almost exclusively as a low-leverage reliever.
Young pitched a perfect inning and struck out one to earn a hold in Friday's 4-3 loss to Boston. The southpaw protected a two-run lead in the seventh inning before James Karinchak melted down in the eighth. The hold was Young's first with Cleveland and his fourth overall through 34 appearances. He's added a 6.51 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 41:22 K:BB, two blown saves and a 2-6 record across 47 innings this season. Young will likely continue to see mainly low-leverage work to finish the year.
Young was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Young has a 5.59 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB across 9.2 innings at the Triple-A level this season, split between Reno and Columbus. He also struggled to a 6.26 ERA and 1.68 WHIP across 41.2 innings with Arizona. Young was called up to replace Nick Sandlin, who was placed on the injured list Thursday with a shoulder strain.
Young was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Monday and optioned to Triple-A Columbus, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Young was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks last week. Expectations for a player who couldn't stick around on the team with the worst record in the league should be low, especially given that Young owns a 6.26 ERA in 41.2 innings this season. Aaron Civale (finger) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a spot for Young on the 40-man roster.
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