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Young will be held out of Wednesday's Cactus League game due to neck stiffness, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Added 03/22/17 12:07 pm (EST)
Young was scheduled to come out of the bullpen, which is where he'll open the regular season after losing out to Nate Karns in a battle for the final rotation spot. It's unclear whether Young or Travis Wood will be the first option when the team needs a spot starter, though Young's injury could make it a null point if he's diagnosed with something more serious than ordinary neck stiffness.
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Young will start the 2017 season as a part of the Royals' bullpen, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Added 03/20/17 1:58 pm (EST)
Young was in a battle for the final rotation spot with Travis Wood and Nate Karns, but the recently acquired Karns eventually won the job. The 37-year-old fared better as a reliever than a starter in 2016, and will head back to the bullpen to start next season, although he could earn a few starts throughout the year.
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Glover struck out Mitch Moreland, Chris Young and Jackie Bradley Jr. in order to complete a perfect sixth inning during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

Added 03/08/17 11:59 am (EST)
He's now got seven K's and has yet to give up a run in three spring innings. Nats manager Dusty Baker may be reluctant to hand Glover the closer role right out of the gate this season given his inexperience, but if the 23-year-old continues dominating major league hitters as he has so far in camp, it'll just be a matter of time until he's picking up saves.
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Young went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

Added 03/05/17 1:19 pm (EST)
Young got the start in left field and homered off left-hander Wade LeBlanc. His ability to hit lefties -- Young had a .999 OPS against south paws in 2016 -- is the reason Boston signed him two offseasons ago. With Andrew Benintendi around for a full season and expected to start in left field in 2017 against pitchers of either hand, there will be fewer opportunities for Young in the field. As such, most of his playing time will come as a designated hitter when Boston is facing a left-hander.
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Young threw 2.0 scoreless innings allowing two hits with two strikeouts and a walk in his spring debut Thursday against the Rockies.

Added 03/02/17 3:49 pm (EST)
It was a solid first game back for the 37-year-old, who underwent surgery on his pelvis last October. He was never expected to miss any time, and it seems like he is still on schedule to be ready for Opening Day, where he will compete with Nathan Karns and Travis Wood for Kansas City's final rotation spot. If he isn't able to win the final rotation spot, he'll likely wind up in the bullpen, where he was more effective in 2016.
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Young (pelvis) is scheduled to throw Thursday in the Royals' matchup with the Rockies, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Added 02/28/17 2:52 pm (EST)
The veteran hurler underwent surgery on his bilateral core and right-side adductor in October, but he seems to be all ready to go for game action. As long as he experiences no ill effects upon his return to the mound, Young will compete with Nathan Karns and Travis Wood for Kansas City's final rotation spot.
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Young should get regular at-bats as Boston's designated hitter against left-handed starters in 2017.

Added 02/06/17 7:07 am (EST)
Young was signed to a two-year deal prior to last season with the intention of starting him in the outfield against left-handed starters. And he pretty much did that and more when he was healthy. He'll serve as the team's fourth outfielder, but manager John Farrell will not want to sit Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley or Mookie Betts against pitchers of any hand. That leaves designated hitter as the likely landing spot for Young. He'll be part of a first-base/DH platoon with Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland.
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Chris Young is in the lineup on Saturday.

Added 09/24/16 2:14 pm (EST)   Source
Young usually comes in facing lefties but the Sox are facing off against another RHP. Young is batting seventh and is not a very enticing option today.
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Chris Young is in the lineup on Saturday.

Added 09/10/16 10:22 am (EST)   Source
Young will be batting seventh today and through 10 AB's against J.A. Happ, he is 2/10 with a homer against him. In his last 13 AB's, Young is hitting .308 with two homers.
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