Breaking news:
Michael Sam doesn't make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster. More to come.

Mariners sign RHP Young to one-year deal

The SportsXchange

The Seattle Mariners signed free agent right-handed pitcher Chris Young to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Young will be in uniform and on the field on Friday when the Mariners host the Colorado Rockies in a spring training game in Peoria, Ariz.

Young, 34, had spent this spring training with the Washington Nationals where he posted a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts in four games, including two starts.

Young spent the entire 2013 season in the Nationals' minor league system, posting a record of 1-2 with a 6.81 ERA over 37 innings with 21 strikeouts in nine appearances.

The 6-foot-10 pitcher is the second-tallest player in major league history, tied with former Mariners great Randy Johnson.

Young is a veteran of nine major league seasons with the Texas Rangers (2004-2005), San Diego Padres (2006-2010) and New York Mets (2012) where he a combined record of 53-43 with a 3.79 ERA in 159 career starts and was an All-Star with San Diego in 2007.

Young had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome last summer after two shoulder operations.

To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander Bobby LaFromboise has been designated for assignment. Seattle now has 10 days to trade, release or outright LaFromboise's contract to the minor leagues.
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (4)