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Seattle Signs Chris Young To Major League Deal

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Chris Young (courtesy Seattle Mariners)

Chris Young (courtesy Seattle Mariners)

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(1090 The Fan) — The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent right-handed pitcher Chris Young to a Major League contract.

The team announced Young will be in uniform (#53) on Friday when the Mariners host the Colorado Rockies in Peoria.

Young, 34, had spent this Spring Training with the Washington Nationals where he posted a 3.48 ERA (4 ER, 10.1 IP) with nine strikeouts in four games including two starts.

He spent the entire 2013 season in the Nationals minor league system, posting a record of 1-2 with a 6.81 ERA (28 ER, 37.0 IP) with 21 strikeouts in nine appearances, all starts with AAA Syracuse (7 GS), short-season Auburn (1 GS) and the Gulf Coast League Nationals (1 GS).

Young underwent a right shoulder thoracic outlet decompression procedure on June 11 of last season.

Young’s most successful seasons were in 2006 and 2007 with the San Diego Padres in which he held a combined record of 20-13 and an ERA of 3.29.

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