Young to be on pitch count in rehab start

Young to be on pitch count in rehab start

PHOENIX -- The parameters for starting pitcher Chris Young's first game action since May 2 were set on Monday afternoon.

Padres manager Bud Black said Young will be held to three innings of work or between 50 and 55 pitches on Tuesday night, when he toes the rubber for Triple-A Portland.

"This is not unlike a Spring Training situation," Black explained before San Diego opened a three-game set in Arizona. "He's got to build up pitch count, got to build up just the consistency of his pitches in game-like conditions.

"If Chris does come back, we don't expect a nine-inning complete game."

Young, on the 60-day disabled list since April with a strained right shoulder, threw 55 pitches in an issue-free simulated game on Thursday at PETCO Park. He pitched for Double-A San Antonio in May but had a setback.