Nationals Sign Chris Young

6:58pm: Young will receive a $2MM prorated base salary if he joins the big league club, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post (via Twitter). The deal also includes up to $4.7MM in incentives, according to Kilgore.

12:18pm: The Nationals announced that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Chris Young on a minor league contract.  Young is a client of Williams & Connolly according to the MLBTR Agency Database.

Young, 34 in May, spent the spring with the Nationals and will soon report to Triple-A Syracuse.  The right-hander made 20 starts for the Mets last season and posted a 4.15 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.  The Mets offered Young a minor league deal before he first signed with the Nats but weren't interested this time around, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (on Twitter).

Young does not have an out clause in his contract, GM Mike Rizzo told reporters including Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, but if a team came to him with a Major League deal, the Nationals would consider it.



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