35-year-old starting pitcher Chris Young has signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, and it’s worth $675,000 with incentives included, which may include up to $5.325 million in bonuses.
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The six feet ten inches tall pitcher spent the 2014 season with the Seattle Mariners after leaving the New York Mets and posted a 3.65 earned run average with a 12-9 record.
This was his best season since 2007, when he pitched for the San Diego Padres and made the All-Star team. Young went 9-8 with a 3.12 ERA and a career-high 167 strikeouts that year.
The Royals have signed Young to fill the void left by James Shields, who signed with the Padres. Their solid starting rotation still consists of Yordano Ventura, Danny Duffy, Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie.
MLB Trade Rumors announced the Royals’ signing of Young on Twitter.
Royals Sign Chris Young http://t.co/e39rTSkikr
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) March 7, 2015