Chris Young RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Young, Kris Medlen placed on 15-day disabled list

    Kansas City Star "The Royals placed 40 percent of their starting rotation on the disabled list on Thursday. They called on left-hander Danny Duffy to occupy one of the voids. The dominos, reinforcements and juggling of roles all came in the hours before a series finale at Yankee Stadium. The final ledger looked..." May 13

  • Welcome back: Royals reportedly strike deal with free agent Young

    Fox Sports "The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent right-hander Chris Young, CBS Sports reports. Young, 36, went 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA in 34 games (18 starts) for the Royals in 2015. In the postseason, he was 1-0 with a 2.87 ERA in four games (two starts)." December 07

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Chris young gets close to $12M on 2-yr royals deal (about $11.75M)

  • Chris Young likely headed back to Kansas City

    Hardball Talk "Veteran right-hander Chris Young posted a surprising 3.06 ERA in 123 1/3 innings this summer for the Royals and he was excellent as both a starter and long reliever in what became a championship postseason run. Kansas City seemed like a perfect fit for the well-traveled 36-year-old, and it appears..." December 06

  • Royals, Chris Young working toward reunion "The Royals and right-hander Chris Young have had encouraging talks about the possibility of bringing him back for the 2016 season and possibly beyond, according to those familiar with the situation. Young, 36, indicated shortly after the World Series that he was extremely fond of the..." December 01

  • Royals sticking with Chris Young as Game 4 starter

    Hardball Talk "Royals right-hander Chris Young was needed in relief Tuesday night and came through in a big way with three scoreless, no-hit innings to get the win in Game 1. Despite throwing 53 pitches in the outing Young remains scheduled to start Game 4 against the Mets on Saturday night, manager Ned Yost..." October 29

  • Royals' World Series rotation: Volquez, Cueto, Ventura, Young

    Hardball Talk "When asked Saturday why he was holding off on announcing the World Series rotation Royals manager Ned Yost said: “Because I’m being a little bit of a punk.” Today he finally revealed his plans, which include Edinson Volquez in Game 1, followed by Johnny Cueto in Game 2, Yordano Ventura in Game..." October 27

  • Royals tab Chris Young to start ALCS Game 4

    Hardball Talk "Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have tabbed Chris Young to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays. Kris Medlen had drawn some consideration for the start." October 19

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

    Sporting News "RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League..." October 20

  • Staying with Mariners appeals to Chris Young "Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the..." October 20

  • Chris Young’s status in rotation now in doubt

    Tacoma News Tribune "Put an asterisk next to Chris Young’s name in listing the next cycle through the Seattle Mariners’ rotation. Manager Lloyd McClendon declined to commit to Young as a starter for Saturday’s game at Texas after a second consecutive poor outing in Monday’s 6-1 loss to Oakland. The concern is..." September 03

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Chris Young gets a $1.5 million base if he makes the Nats and can earn nearly $6 million with incentives. Can opt out at the end of spring.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Free agent Chris Young is on the #redsox list of fallback CF options if they don't re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury.

  • Chris Young opts out of Nationals contract

    Washington Post "Right-handed starting pitcher Chris Young opted out of his minor league contract after throwing four strong innings tonight, making it likely he will depart the Nationals for a major league deal and rob them of their best insurance policy behind their starting five. The Nationals needed to place..." March 26

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    Dan Kolko @

    Chris Young has opted out. Will look for big league deal. #Nats