MLB hires former Royals P Chris Young for executive role

Chris Young helped pitch the Royals to the 2015 world championship.
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NEW YORK — Former pitcher Chris Young has been hired by Major League Baseball as an executive.

Young’s title will be vice president, on-field operations, initiatives and strategy. The move was announced Thursday, and Young will begin Monday.

Young will work on issues including pace of play and assist on negotiations with umpires, players and minor league baseball. He’ll also be involved in official scoring reviews sent to MLB.

The 6-foot-10 pitcher from Princeton went to spring training this year with San Diego. He was 79-67 with a 3.95 ERA in 13 seasons, and helped pitch Kansas City to the 2015 World Series championship. Young turns 39 this month.