The Padres declined Chris Young's 2011 option, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (on Twitter). We heard last month that the Padres would not pick up his $8.5MM option, so it is no surprise to see the tall right-hander hit free agency officially.
Young experienced shoulder problems all year and appeared in just four games. He logged 20 innings and allowed only two earned runs, but he walked 11. Young has always been hard to hit, but walks have been a problem for him throughout his seven-year career.