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Padres decline option on Chris Young

11/3/2010 - MLB Chris Young San Diego Padres + more

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres have declined their $8.5 million option on right-hander Chris Young for next season.

General manager Jed Hoyer said the day after the season ended that the Padres are open to bringing Young back at a lower amount.

Young was sidelined most of the season with a strained right shoulder, his third significant injury in as many seasons. He returned to the rotation in the season's final weeks.

Catcher Yorvit Torrealba has declined his $3.5 million mutual option with the Padres.