Chris Young's first rehab start didn't go very well

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Padres right-hander Chris Young has been on the disabled list with a strained shoulder since throwing six shutout innings in the second game of the season and his first rehab outing was a mess yesterday at Double-A.
Young couldn’t make it out of the first inning, allowing five runs on two hits and four walks for a lovely 67.50 ERA. He initially hoped to come off the DL when eligible after 15 days, but that ship has already sailed and clearly he’s not close to being ready for major-league competition.
Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Young will likely make at least one more rehab start later this week, but he’d need to have quite a turnaround for the first-place Padres (seriously, go look at the standings) to feel comfortable sliding him back into the rotation.

Report: Rangers sign Jesse Chavez

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers have signed pitcher Jesse Chavez. He’ll earn a $1 million base salary that will increase to $1.5 million if he’s added to the active roster, Heyman notes. The right-hander can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives as a reliever and $1 million in incentives as a starter.

Chavez, 34, struggled across 21 starts and 17 relief appearances for the Angels last season, finishing with a 5.35 ERA and a 119/45 K/BB ratio in 138 innings. He had decent peripherals, but has always allowed a high batting average on balls in play. Chavez has also been homer-prone in recent seasons which may only be exacerbated by the Rangers’ home ballpark.

The Rangers have Mike Minor and Matt Bush already clamoring for the fifth spot in the rotation, so it seems unlikely Chavez will open the year in the rotation. He could wind up there during the season, however, should any of the starters suffer an injury.