Chris Young has a minor league contract that he can opt out of. He signed with the Washington Nationals in hope of making the Major League roster. That's not going to happen right now, so Young will opt out of the deal.
According to Mark Zuckerman, the only way to avoid the opt out is for the Nationals to add Young to their roster.
Chris Young has filed paperwork to opt out, but #Nats have 24 hours to put him on roster. Hopeful they might work something out.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) March 26, 2013
Young has been a solid pitcher in his career, and Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has gone as far as to say he loves Young. However, the team is not ready to add him to their Major League roster. Despite the 24-hour window, it does not look like anything will get resolve and Young will become a free agent.
Young is 53-43 in his career with a 3.79 ERA. He has bounced around the league quite a bit nee injuries started hampering him. Young spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Padres where he posted his best results. Now, he may be looking for yet another team.
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