Royals move struggling Chris Young to the bullpen

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Royals manager Ned Yost told the media, including Jason Lamb of Kansas City’s FOX 4 News, on Thursday that Chris Young won’t make his scheduled start on Sunday against the Mariners. Instead, Young is being moved to the bullpen.

Young, 37, has had a miserable season as he currently stands with a 6.90 ERA and a 64/29 K/BB ratio in 60 innings. He has yielded 26 home runs, leading the majors in that ignominious category. While Young’s strikeout rate is way up compared to his last two seasons, his walk rate has also ballooned.

Dillon Gee and Brian Flynn are candidates to start in Young’s place.