Young to return to Kansas City to have forearm examined

May 10, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) A day after giving up a career-high five home runs, Royals pitcher Chris Young said he will return to Kansas City on Wednesday to have an MRI of his right forearm.

The right-hander is 1-5 with a 6.88 ERA and has given up 13 homers in seven starts and 32 1/3 innings this season. He told the Royals after Tuesday's games he has been bothered by inflammation in his forearm.

Young, who turns 37 on May 25, will be examined by team physician Dr. Vincent Key. Young said he began to feel a problem with the forearm late in spring training.

Young has given up nine home runs in his last three starts. While his fastball has averaged 88 mph, up 1 mph from last year, the lack of late movement has hurt him.