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Nationals sign Chris Young to minor league deal

Feb 21, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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I keep writing about how the Nationals have stockpiled lots of depth for part-time roles and Triple-A, and they keep stockpiling even more depth.

The latest is right-hander Chris Young, who agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. He’ll be showing up fashionably late, obviously.

Young has basically never been healthy, topping 175 innings once in nine years, but after missing most of 2009-2011 he came back to make 20 decent starts for the Mets last season. His average fastball clocked in at 85 miles per hour, which doesn’t fit his 6-foot-10 frame, but even at his peak Young worked in the high-80s and his career ERA is 3.79.

As far as no-risk pickups in mid-February go, he’s a pretty solid one.

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