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July 26, 2021 06:04 PM
Indians' Alex Young: Claimed by Cleveland
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Young was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Monday and optioned to Triple-A Columbus, Mandy Bell of 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.

July 21, 2021 03:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Cast off 40-man roster
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The Diamondbacks designated Young for assignment Wednesday.

Arizona booted Young from its 40-man roster to make room for reliever Ty Tice, who was claimed off waivers from Atlanta. Young turned in some decent numbers over 15 starts with the Diamondbacks as a rookie in 2019, but he's been ineffective while working out of the rotation or in relief across the past two seasons. Dating back to the start of the 2020 season, Young has posted a 5.83 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 88 innings.

July 20, 2021 06:24 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Sent to Triple-A
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Young was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

The left-hander surrendered seven runs (four earned) across three frames in his lone appearance since being promoted July 9, and he'll head back to Reno with Taylor Widener recalled to start Tuesday. Young has a 6.26 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 38:20 K:BB over 41.2 innings for Arizona this season.

July 9, 2021 07:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Recalled by Diamondbacks
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The Diamondbacks recalled Young from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

The lefty allowed two runs in four innings with Reno after being optioned June 29. At the big-league level, Young has a 5.82 ERA through 38.2 innings in 2021, and figures to add some bullpen depth for the final three games before the break.

June 29, 2021 04:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Optioned to Triple-A
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Young was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Monday's loss to St. Louis.

Young struggled in his last three outings (two starts) with the Diamondbacks, most recently allowing six runs on seven hits across three relief innings Monday. He'll head to Reno for the first time since 2019, where the club could opt to stretch him out for starter innings. Young, who holds a 5.82 ERA while serving primarily as a reliever across 29 appearances, should have a strong chance to return to the majors later this season. Infielder Andrew Young was recalled in a corresponding roster move.

June 29, 2021 12:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Loses in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-6) took the loss in Monday's 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Cardinals, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings.

Young had started for the Diamondbacks in both of his prior two appearances, but he returned to the bullpen Monday with Jake Faria picking up his first start for Arizona. The 27-year-old southpaw came on in the fifth and pitched two scoreless innings before surrendering six runs on six hits in a disastrous seventh frame. He's now allowed 15 runs in 16 June innings, increasing his ERA from 3.97 to 5.82 in the process.

June 21, 2021 12:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-5) took the loss in Sunday's 9-8 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings.

Young got through the game's first two innings unscathed but allowed five runs in the third and two in the fourth before being removed. This was only Young's second start since joining the rotation for bottom-feeding Arizona, as he doesn't offer much upside.

June 17, 2021 01:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Can't protect early lead
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Young pitched four innings against San Francisco on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.

Arizona staked Young to a seven-run lead through the top half of the second inning, but he gave back three runs in the bottom of the frame and was pulled after tossing 57 pitches through four innings. The Giants eventually came all the way back to pick up the win and extend Arizona's road losing streak to 21 games. Young was making his first start of the campaign after working exclusively out of the bullpen in his first 26 appearances, so the short outing was expected, though a smoother second frame may have allowed him to work deeper into the game and potentially qualify for a win. With Arizona's rotation beset by injuries, Young could feasibly get another chance to start. If that comes to pass, he could face the Dodgers at home Sunday.

June 15, 2021 04:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Tabbed for spot start Tuesday
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Young will be the starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

Young started 22 games for Arizona across 2019 and 2020 but has shifted to a bullpen role thus far this season, posting a 3.45 ERA and 30:15 K:BB across 28.2 relief innings. He worked three innings (57 pitches) of one-run ball in his latest outing against the A's on June 8, which was his longest appearance of the season so far. With that in mind, the Diamondbacks will likely look to get multiple innings out of the southpaw, though he's unlikely to pitch past the fourth inning Tuesday.

June 3, 2021 10:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-4) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Mets. He gave up one run (unearned) on one hit across one inning.

Young gave up a run in the top of the 10th inning following an RBI double from James McCann that scored Jose Peraza. However, the Diamondbacks responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame, allowing Young to earn his second victory of the campaign. The left-hander has given up runs in four of his last six outings, though, and he's looked far from dominant on the mound of late.

May 17, 2021 06:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Enters early for Weaver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Washington.

Young entered the game after starter Luke Weaver was removed due to right-shoulder discomfort. Weaver joins starters Zac Gallen (elbow) and Taylor Widener (groin) on the list of ailing starters, which leaves the team scrambling for depth. Young, who has starter experience in the minor leagues, has not built up enough to be part of the rotation at this time. He has, however, overcome a rough start. After losing three of first six appearances and posting a 5.06 ERA, Young has a 2.19 ERA with 17 strikeouts over the last 12.1 innings.

April 17, 2021 07:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Gives up walkoff homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (0-3) was credited with the loss Friday against the Nationals after allowing one run on one hit while striking out one across 1.1 innings.

Young retired the side in order during the eighth inning and stayed for the ninth, but he couldn't get the job done and was punished by Kyle Schwarber, who blasted a mammoth walkoff homer deep to right field. The 27-year-old left-hander has endured a rough start to the season, allowing runs in four of his six appearances thus far.

April 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Earns loss in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (0-1) allowed two hits and a run while striking out one in 1.1 innings, recording both the loss and blown save in Thursday's 8-7 loss to San Diego.

The lefty put together a mundane spring training after posting an unremarkable 5.44 ERA in 2020 while working as both a starter and reliever. Performances like Thursday's will do Young no favors in earning more opportunities out of the bullpen. Injuries in the rotation may still push him into an occasional spot start, especially in the absence of Zac Gallen (forearm), but Young will have to make significant improvements to merit any fantasy consideration.

March 21, 2021 06:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: May be tipping pitches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona coaches watched Young during a simulated game Saturday and appeared to be discussing the possibility he's tipping pitches, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. "That's the stuff we're keyed in on and we always want to make sure we're doing our job as a coach to prevent those types of things," manage Torey Lovullo said.

Young was roughed up in his last outing March 14, when the Giants tagged him for five runs and eight hits over three innings. While the coaches did not confirm if Young has a tell in his delivery, it is something they are monitoring. The left-hander is being stretched out during spring training, but he's not expected to be part of the rotation to start the 2021 season.

March 9, 2021 10:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Fires three scoreless
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Young allowed two hits and one walk while striking out three over three scoreless innings in Monday's spring game against San Francisco.

Young, who followed starter Caleb Smith on Monday, has had a clean spring thus far, working around three hits and a walk while striking out four over five scoreless innings. "One of the things that stands out about him when he's throwing the ball very well is the cleanliness of his innings," manager Torey Lovullo said to Steve Gilbert of "It's just pounding the zone, strike one. You look up and he's walking off, and he's thrown eight or nine pitches." Young is among a trio of pitchers -- along with Corbin Martin and Taylor Clarke -- who could either be depth starters or sneak into the rotation.

September 24, 2020 11:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed three runs over five innings, giving up six hits and a walk while striking out five during Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Young and Rangers starter Wes Benjamin both tossed five innings of three-run ball, with Young's run support coming immediately after both left the ballgame. Young concludes his season with a 5.44 ERA and a streak of allowing at least two runs in each of his past seven starts.

September 17, 2020 10:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Rocked in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-4) gave up six runs on eight hits and a walk over 2.2 innings on Thursday, as the Diamondbacks fell to the Angels 7-3.

Making his sixth start of the season, Young lost his third straight and buoyed his season ERA to 5.44. Young's role is liable to change given his struggles of late.

September 15, 2020 01:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: In line for Thursday's start
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Young is listed as the Diamondbacks' probable starter for Thursday's series finale against the Angels.

In his last appearance Sept. 11, Young worked out of the bullpen in what amounted to a piggyback outing between him and Caleb Smith, who was making his Diamondbacks debut and his first start since he tested positive for COVID-19 in late July. Smith should be stretched out enough to work longer in his scheduled start Wednesday, but Young -- who covered 5.2 innings in relief against Seattle -- will step back into the rotation Thursday. The 17-31 Diamondbacks have no visions of earning a playoff spot at this point, so manager Torey Lovullo could include Young in a six-man rotation over the final two weeks of the season with the aim of giving each of Arizona's other five starters an additional day of rest between turns.

September 12, 2020 07:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Wins in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-3) entered as a bulk-inning reliever and picked up the win Friday against the Mariners. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over 5.1 innings in a 4-3 victory.

Young had been in the rotation until Friday's starter, Caleb Smith, was ready to return from the COVID-19 list. Smith was lifted after three innings (40 pitches), suggesting he will be lengthened slowly, which means Young may be paired with Smith for at least another start. He could also get a spot start in a doubleheader.

September 11, 2020 07:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Moves to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will shift to the bullpen as Caleb Smith (COVID-19) enters the rotation to start Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Young had a five-turn run as a starter, posting a 4.56 ERA and allowing six home runs over 23.2 innings. If the Diamondbacks need a fifth starter, it looks like they'll go with Taylor Clarke, although playing time and roles at a few positions remain fluid.

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