This past season, Young signed a Minor League deal with Washington before he opted out and was unconditionally released on March 26. He re-signed with the organization a few weeks later and had an injury-filled season. While with Triple-A Syracuse, Young suffered a neck injury and didn't pitch after May 26.
Young pitched a combined 37 innings and allowed 28 runs for Syracuse, Class A Auburn and the Gulf Coast Nationals.
Young, 34, has been in professional baseball since 2001, when he was drafted by the Pirates. But his best season was in 2006, going 11-5 with a 3.46 ERA for the Padres. In nine big league seasons, Young is 53-43 with a 3.79 ERA. Young has also played with the Rangers and Mets.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.