Chris Young not set to appear in minors game, yet

Chris Young threw a 75-pitch simulated game in Port St. Lucie on Monday, but will not appear in a minor league rehabilitation game this weekend, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

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Rubin says the team does not want to rush Young despite an immediate need in their rotation, although they have acknowledged that other than Chris Schwinden there are no other short-term alternatives to fill Mike Pelfrey’s spot in the rotation.

Young underwent surgery to repair a torn capsule in his right shoulder last May.

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Michael Baron: The news on Young sounds encouraging, but he really needs a full Spring Training schedule to build up his pitch count and game strength. And for pitchers who don’t have shoulder problems, that takes about a month. Like with Johan Santana, each start needs to be closely monitored as well as how he responds afterwards.