Royals pitcher Young has surgery on abdominal, groin area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals pitcher Chris Young had surgery to his abdominal area, pelvis and groin on Tuesday and the veteran right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training in February.

The bilateral core and right-sided adductor repair was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia.

The 37-year-old Young was an instrumental part in the Royals' World Series championship last season, and was rewarded with a two-year, $10 million contract. But Young went just 3-9 with a 6.19 ERA, quickly lost his job in the starting rotation and was relegated to mop-up duty out of the bullpen.

The former All-Star with San Diego is 79-67 with a 3.87 ERA in his 12-year major league career.

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