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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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Yankees Re-Sign Chris Young

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees re-signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year deal, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney reports the deal is worth $2.5 million plus incentives.

Young, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Yankees last season after he was released by the New York Mets in August. He played in 23 games for the Bronx Bombers, hitting .282 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and a .354 on-base percentage.

Young is expected to be the Yankees' fourth outfielder behind Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner.

Young has played nine MLB seasons. During that time he's hit .234 with 155 home runs, 486 RBIs and 130 stolen bases.

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Young, McGehee MLB Comeback Players

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year while Miami's Casey McGehee third baseman earned the award in the National League as announced on Friday.

Young was 12-9 in 2014 with a 3.65 earned run average in 30 appearances for the Mariners, including 29 starts. The 35-year-old pitcher missed almost all of 2013 with injuries and made just nine minor league starts. His 12 victories marked the first time since 2006 he posted double-digit wins. 

After a year playing in Japan, McGehee hit .287 with four home runs and 76 RBIs for the Marlins. The 32-year-old was fourth in the NL in hits with 177, a career high, while also hitting 29 doubles in his first year with the club.

Both awards were voted on by beat writers from all 30 Major League teams on, each of whom selected one candidate in each league.

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Chris Young Agrees to New Minor League Deal with Nationals

Major League Baseball(WASHINGTON) -- After leaving just over a week ago, pitcher Chris Young is back with the Washington Nationals organization.

Young agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals Thursday. Young opted-out of his past minor-league deal with the club just over a  week ago in hopes of landing a guaranteed major league deal. He didn't and now he's back with the Nationals.

Young provides the Nationals with starting pitching depth in case of an injury. He will report to the Nationals' spring training site in Florida before joining Triple-A Syracuse.
In 159 career starts, the 33-year-old right-hander is 53-43 with a 3.79 ERA.

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Diamondbacks, Athletics, and Marlins Involved In Three-Team Trade

Major League Baseball(Phoenix) -- A three-team trade between the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics has been agreed upon. Closer Heath Bell will be sent to Arizona as well as outfielder Cliff Pennington, and Oakland gets outfielder Chris Young. The Marlins will also acquire prospect Yorby Cabrera.

Bell becomes the latest player traded away from the Marlins. An All-Star in 2011, Bell struggled mightily with the Marlins after signing a three-year deal worth $27 million. In 2012, he went 4-5 with a 5.09 ERA along with eight blown saves. He'll now be part of a talented Arizona bullpen. The Diamondbacks will cover $13 million of Bell's remaining $21 million on his contract.

Pennington has spent all five of his Major League career with the Athletics. In 2012, Pennington hit .215 with six home runs and 28 RBIs.The team is hoping her turns into an everyday shortstop.

Young spent his first seven seasons with the Diamondbacks. In 2012, he hit .231 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 101 games.

"I really like our outfield," A's general manager Billy Beane said. "Everybody knows how important this guy is to the team and also has the benefit of being a personal favorite of mine."

Beane has also said he wants to retain as much of the 2012 club as possible as opposed to years past when they've traded away some of their best players.

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D-Backs Place OF Chris Young On 15-Day D-L

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, a day after he injured his right shoulder crashing into the center field wall, making a catch in a loss to Pittsburgh.

In 11 games this season, Young is batting .410 with five home runs and 13 RBIs.

To fill Young’s spot on the roster, the D-Backs called up infielder Cody Ransom from Triple-A Reno. During his stint in the minors, Ransom was hitting .294 with two homers.

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