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Young was knocked around over 3.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three in a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.

Added 05/14/17 8:27 pm (EST)
The veteran surrendered two home runs, the second of which ended Young's start after just 64 pitches. Through nine games (two starts) this season, the 37-year-old right owns a brutal 7.27 ERA and 2.08 WHIP over 17.1 innings. Even if the Royals do need another spot start next week, Young most certainly has pitched himself out of contention for the job. He's really struggled to provide any value on a team that has major roster decisions looming. Whether Young even finishes the year with the Royals is a legitimate question at this point.
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Young will start Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

Added 05/13/17 3:30 pm (EST)
The Royals seemed to be leaning toward granting the veteran another spot start, but the news has since been confirmed. Young will toe the rubber opposite Baltimore right-hander Kevin Gausman with the hope of improving from his last spot start, in which he lasted only three innings.
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Royals' manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that he was "leaning" toward offering Young another spot start, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Added 05/11/17 11:18 am (EST)
Yost will have to fill the gap left by Ian Kennedy (hamstring) for at least one more turn through the rotation. The spot start would most likely come Sunday against the Orioles at Kauffman Stadium. "I got a few days," Yost said. "I'm leaning more toward C.Y. right now in our park." The skipper added that southpaw Travis Wood could also be an option.
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Young gave up four runs on seven hits and four walks over just three innings in Tuesday's start against Tampa Bay.

Added 05/10/17 12:35 am (EST)
He's extraordinarily fortunate that he only ended up with four runs on his line after putting 11 men on base. Young is nearing his 38th birthday, and he's coming off a 6.19 ERA and 1.66 WHIP last season. This year's been no better, as his 5.93 ERA and 2.12 WHIP are both fantasy-team-killing numbers. Young certainly won't stick in the rotation after this outing, and it's sure starting to seem like he's hearing the siren call of retirement.
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Young will leave the bullpen and make a spot start Tuesday against the Rays, J. Scott Butherus of MLB.com reports.

Added 05/09/17 1:46 pm (EST)
Young is coming off his longest outing of the season after throwing three innings of one-hit ball against the White Sox on May 2. On the season, the 6-foot-10 right-hander has a 4.22 ERA and seven strikeouts in 10.2 innings. Royals' manager Ned Yost said Young won't be asked to do too much in the emergency start. "He's a veteran guy and he's really good at letting us know when he's starting to get fatigued." That said, the 38-year-old should only be used as a last resort for fantasy teams in a pinch.
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Young went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers in Saturday's victory over the Twins.

Added 05/06/17 5:52 pm (EST)
Young led an 11-run Red Sox onslaught by homering in the second and fifth innings to give him his first two homers of the season. Although he's hitting a solid .270, he offers fantasy owners little help in any other categories, making him a player best left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
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Young is the favorite to make a spot start Monday against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Added 05/05/17 6:34 pm (EST)
With Ian Kennedy (hamstring) set to miss his next turn in the rotation, manager Ned Yost said he is leaning towards Young filling that spot. Young has started at least 10 games in each of the last three seasons, so it isn't too surprising to hear that he's the favorite to start Monday. The 37-year-old currently holds a 4.22 ERA through seven appearances (10.2 innings) out of the bullpen this season.
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Young has appeared in seven games so far in 2017, managing an unattractive 4.22 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 10.2 innings.

Added 05/04/17 1:51 pm (EST)
The veteran's best outing thus far was his last, when he surrendered just one hit while striking out two over three scoreless innings Tuesday against the White Sox. Young's 7:4 K:BB is particularly disappointing considering he posted a career-best 9.5 K/9 last season. At 38 years old, and relegated to a long-relief role, Young doesn't hold much fantasy relevance as of now. There's always a chance he could make a spot start later in the campaign, but until then, he's best left off fantasy rosters.
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Young went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

Added 04/23/17 9:56 am (EST)
The veteran outfielder is sporting a .245/.344/.283 slash line and projects to see a decline in playing time with Jackie Bradley Jr. back from a knee injury. Still, Young has an impressive track record against southpaws with a .405 wOBA over 273 plate appearances dating back to the 2015 season. He's on the DFS radar whenever Boston faces a lefty.
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Young is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 04/21/17 3:30 pm (EST)
With Jackie Bradley (knee) returning from the disabled list, Young is expected to return to a platoon role in the Boston outfield, with most of his opportunities coming against left-handed pitching. Young is just 1-for-10 so far this season against lefties, but he hit .329/.410/.589 against southpaws in 2016 (compared to .246/.319/.446 against right-handed pitching).
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