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Padres release Chris Young

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The San Diego Padres have released righty Chris Young.

Young posted a 7.53 ERA in seven spring appearances. Last year with the Royals he posted a 7.50 ERA, 4.2 BB/9 and 6.6 K/9 through 30 innings. There’s something to be said for consistency, but just not in this particular case.

At age 38, it’s hard not to think that this is the end of the road for Young. Then again, the Marlins just announced their rotation to start the season, so it’s not like there aren’t going to be some opportunities for a starting pitcher willing to work for cheap:

Good luck, big man. Maybe give Derek Jeter a call.