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November 19, 2004

Chris Young gets his

Texas signed pitcher Chris Young to a three-year, $1.5 million contract with a team option for a fourth year.

Three years for someone with 36 innings of MLB experience? Why? Well, the 6-10, 260-pound Young also played baseketball in college and allegedly had a guarantee of making the roster of the Sacramento Kings. Texas decided to lock Young up rather than risk his departure. Young had a lukewarm 4.71 ERA in seven late-season starts but showed moments of real promise and poise. He'll enter Spring Training as a favorite to make the rotation unless Texas signs two free-agent starters.

Posted by Lucas at November 19, 2004 07:31 PM