Chris Young's thumb ailment has been diagnosed as a blockage of the digital artery on the ulnar side of the thumb. He's questionable for his scheduled start Friday.
Young has felt discomfort in the thumb since getting jammed while taking batting practice on Opening Day. He's scheduled to throw off a mound Tuesday, and he might start Friday. "A lot depends on how he responds to medication in the next day or so," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He could make his next start. The other option is to skip a start -- or we could even put him on the [disabled list]." The Padres have Thursday off, so if Young can't go Friday, everyone else would move up a day.
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