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Chris Young likely headed back to Kansas City

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Veteran right-hander Chris Young posted a surprising 3.06 ERA in 123 1/3 innings this summer for the Royals and he was excellent as both a starter and long reliever in what became a championship postseason run. Kansas City seemed like a perfect fit for the well-traveled 36-year-old, and it appears he is headed back there for 2016.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, “the perception among other teams is that it’s only a matter of timing before Chris Young works out a new deal with the Royals.”

He made just $675,000 from KC in 2015 and $1.25 million with the Mariners in 2014.

One big payday is deserved.