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Royals Sign RHP Chris Young to One-Year Contract

iStockphoto(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Kansas City Royals signed veteran pitcher Chris Young to a one-year major league contract, the team announced on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In 30 games (29 starts) last season with the Seattle Mariners, Young went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA. He struck out 108 batters and walked 60 in 165 innings of work. The right-hander finished ranked eighth in the American League with a .234 opponents’ batting average (143-for-612).

Young was originally selected out of Princeton University by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2000 amateur draft. In 10 seasons with Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Mariners, he has compiled a record of 65-52 with a 3.77 ERA.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Young, the Royals placed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on the 60-day disabled list.

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