Welcome back: Royals reportedly strike deal with free agent Young

Published Dec. 7, 2015 9:31 a.m. ET

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent right-hander Chris Young, CBS Sports reports.

Young, 36, went 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA in 34 games (18 starts) for the Royals in 2015. In the postseason, he was 1-0 with a 2.87 ERA in four games (two starts).

Over his 11-season major-league career, Young is 76-58 with a 3.69 ERA.

It remains to be seen whether Young will start or relieve (or do both again) in 2016, but the Royals are expected to lose right-handed starter Johnny Cueto to free agency.