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Nationals release right-hander Chris Young

Mar 25, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

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Chris Young proved he’s recovered from thoracic outlet surgery this spring by posting a respectable 3.48 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in four Grapefruit League appearances for the Nationals. But there’s no spot for him on Washington’s major league roster and so he was let go in a round of cuts Tuesday in camp.

Young did not pitch at the big league level in 2013, but he was decent for the Mets in 2012 and would make for solid emergency rotation depth for a number of clubs. He joins Freddy Garcia, Scott Baker, and Erik Bedard on the secondary starting pitching market. Also, the Mariners just released veteran left-hander Randy Wolfaccording to MLB.com’s Greg Johns.

  1. gothapotamus90210 - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Phillies on line one?

  2. natstowngreg - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Adam Kilgore tweeted a suggestion that the Mariners were a possible landing spot for Young.

  3. sdelmonte - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Mets can bring him back and have a two Chris Young roster.

    • gothapotamus90210 - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Bud Selig would disallow a monopoly on Chris Youngs.

      • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:35 PM

        Bud Slight is a Republican. Show me a Republican who doesn’t indulge monopolies and I’ll show you a pelican that craps pellets.

    • Francisco (FC) - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Well the Phillies did try to have more than one Young on their roster last season. That didn’t turn out well. Maybe this will turn out better.

      • chad10 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:23 PM

        I guess that’s their best chance of getting Younger this year.

  4. mottershead1972 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Back to the padres?

  5. stabonerichard - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    He’s tall.

  6. yomaher - Mar 26, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    The White Sox need to step up and bring in another solidified right handed starter.

  7. ryanrockzzz - Mar 26, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    The Phillies would be wise to bring him in while Hamels is out. The Manship/Buchannan thing doesn’t excite me, although Manship has pitched well.

  8. ch0psuey - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Don’t think he’s ever really been the same after taking the liner off the nose by Sir Albert Pujols.

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