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Chris Young impresses Mariners in 2-1 loss to Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chris Young tossed shutout ball in his Seattle debut Saturday, providing a much-needed pitching boost for the Mariners as they closed spring training with a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

With pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor all sidelined, the Mariners signed Young on Thursday after he was released by Washington. The 34-year-old right-hander allowed four hits, struck out two and issued no walks in 4 2/3 innings as he moves into a rotation spot.

Kyle Seager’s RBI single in the second was the lone run off Rockies starter Franklin Morales.

Seattle newcomer Robinson Cano struck out and flied out, finishing with a .412 spring average.