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Royals | Chris Young throwing

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:46:46 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young (forearm) is throwing from 60 feet but has yet to pitch off a mound.

Fantasy Tip: Young had a 6.68 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, so he's not guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation when he's ready to return, which could be another couple weeks. The tall and lanky righty should only be a stash candidate in deep AL-only formats.

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Royals | Kris Medlen has rotator cuff injury

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:07:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (shoulder) is dealing with right rotator cuff inflammation. His 15-day disabled list stint is retroactive to Wednesday, May 11. Manager Ned Yost said both Medlen and SP Chris R. Young (forearm) should be able to return when they're eligible to come off the DL. SPs Dillon Gee and Danny Duffy will serve as fill-in starters in the meantime. Gee will throw against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 14, and Duffy will go Sunday, May 15. Duffy will begin on a 50-pitch limit.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Medlen nor Young are guaranteed to return to a rotation spot when they're healthy after really struggling before their injuries. Gee and Duffy aren't long-term solutions and aren't attractive options for the spot starts despite juicy matchups against the Braves. Both Gee and Duffy are unlikely to pitch deep in their starts this weekend. Keep tabs on Kyle Zimmer and Miguel Almonte in the minors, as both young pitchers could become options for the rotation at some point this year.

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Royals | Chris Young, Kris Medlen to DL

Thu, 12 May 2016 11:43:27 -0700

Kansas City Royals SPs Chris R. Young (forearm) and Kris Medlen (forearm) were both placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 12. Ps Scott Alexander and Peter Moylan are being recalled in corresponding moves.

Fantasy Tip: Both Young and Medlen had really been struggling before their injuries, so they're not worth holding onto outside of AL-only leagues. Alexander and Moylan are relievers, so they don't figure to enter the starting rotation in KC. The more realistic options to enter the rotation are either Danny Duffy or Dillon Gee. One or both could have fleeting short-term value in single-universe leagues. Stay tuned.

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Royals | Chris Young has injury to forearm

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:25:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young (forearm) is flying back to Kansas City to receive an MRI on his forearm Wednesday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: After allowing five home runs and five earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings to the Yanks last night, Young's ERA now stands at 6.68 on the young season in seven starts. His velocity was down Monday night, and he's allowed seven long balls in his last two starts. It seems likely he'll need to miss at least one start depending on his test results. Avoid Young for now in all mixed leagues.

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Royals | Two spots in KC rotation up for grabs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:10:39 -0800

Kansas City Royals SPs Kris Medlen, Chris R. Young, Danny Duffy and Dillon Gee are expected to compete for the final two spots in the starting rotation during spring training, according to manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland.

Fantasy Tip: Yost hinted that SPs Ian Kennedy, Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez would likely be the first three starters in the rotation, although he is hesitant to name an Opening Day starter. Owners in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues should keep tabs on this competition throughout spring training and the winners are worthy of consideration as late-round fliers in this year's fantasy drafts.

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Royals | Chris Young returning to KC

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08:48:36 -0800

Free-agent SP Chris R. Young (Royals) agreed to a two-year deal with the Kansas City Royals Monday, Dec. 7. The two-year deal is worth approximately $11.75 million, CBS Sports reported.

Fantasy Tip: Young was 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. His 6.06 K/9 left much to be desired, but he's an option to round out your mixed league rotation.

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Royals | Zeroing in on Chris Young

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:08:43 -0800

Free-agent SP Chris R. Young (Royals) appears close to a reunion with the Kansas City Royals, as the team is actively pursuing him.

Fantasy Tip: Young had a decent season helping the Royals to a World Series. Young was 11-6 with a 3.06 earned run average, so it would be understandable that both sides would want another go-round. Should Young land back in Kansas City, think of him as a mid-round AL selection and a later-round mixed pick.

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Royals | KC interested in Chris Young reunion

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:46:03 -0800

Free-agent SP Chris R. Young (Royals) is drawing interest from the Kansas City Royals for a reunion next season, but his asking price will have to drop first, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Young has become a solid pitcher again over the past two seasons, after numerous injuries derailed Young in the latter part of the past decade. Still, he's a risky play because another injury could derail his comeback. Young is worth a flyer in the later rounds of most drafts.

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Royals | Chris Young set for Game 4

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:40:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young will start Game 4 of the World Series against the New York Mets, manager Ned Yost said Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Young was needed in relief in Game 1, but he is still expected to start when called upon.

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Royals | KC sets World Series rotation

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:19:59 -0700

Kansas City Royals SPs Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto will start Games 1 and 2 of the World Series against the New York Mets, followed by SPs Yordano Ventura and Chris R. Young.

Fantasy Tip: The Royals have a tall task matching up with the Mets' young stud starters in the Series. Ventura is the most promising Royals starter with the most upside for 2016 fantasy owners to invest in. Cueto had a rough go of it upon being traded to KC midseason, but we would expect him to continue his fantasy ace-like ways next year.

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