One team’s trash is another team’s treasure?
RHP Chris Young was released by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. On Thursday, he was signed to be the number four starter in the rotation without ever having tossed a pitch in an M’s uniform.
Young performed well for the Nats in Grapefruit League play, posting a 3.48 ERA in four appearances. But the Nats were not going to have room for him in their rotation so they let him go.
Young is coming off surgery (who isn’t on this team?) last summer to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He has a 53-43 record and a 3.79 ERA over parts of nine seasons with Rangers, Padres and Mets.
To make room on the roster, the Mariners designated Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.