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Bruce Chen comes out of retirement to pitch for China in WBC

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Nearly two years after he retired from baseball, left-hander Bruce Chen is getting ready to pitch for China in the World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old Chen retired after the Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment on May 15, 2015, and none of the other teams claimed him off waivers. When the team from China reached out to him late last year, Chen...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chen's Classic prep sets example at Tribe camp

Bruce Chen did not look like he belonged on the mounds at the Indians' spring complex on Wednesday morning. It was not just that the left-hander retired from the Majors two seasons ago, or the fact that he now works in Cleveland's front office. What stood out was the fact that Chen was wearing a blue hat.
Via Indians.com
6 days ago

Mets Card of the Week: 2002 Bruce Chen

2002 TOPPS BRUCE CHEN It is always bittersweet when a human time capsule like Bruce Chen retires. You look back at his first career start– a 21-year old lefty for the division-leading Braves facing a distant-second Mets squad in an essentially meaningless September game– and the names that float through the box score speak of a different era. Alfonzo, Olerud, Allensworth, Ordonez...
Via Mets360.com
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen to start for Indians on Saturday, Anthony Swarzak designated for assignment

The Indians officially announced on Saturday that they had called up pitcher Bruce Chen from Columbus and that pitcher Anthony Swarzak has been designated for assignment. The Indians announced this past week that Bruce Chen would be called-up from Triple-A Columbus and that he would be on the hill to start on Saturday against the Twins. The Indians needed a starter with TJ House...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians sign lefty Bruce Chen to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen to a minor league deal on Monday night, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The deal is reportedly for a base of $1 million with an additional $1 million in incentives. Chen, 37, spent the last six years with the Kansas City Royals. He was released by the team in early September after a disappointing 2014 campaign, finishing...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chen takes the hill for Royals after having start pushed back

Although the pitching staff continues to shine during a four-game winning streak, the Kansas City Royals might have to rely on their resurgent offense if Bruce Chen can't reverse his fortunes against the Minnesota Twins. After having his start delayed, the left-hander looks to avoid his second loss in as many outings against the AL Central rival Twins on Saturday. Kansas City (8...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chen takes the mound as Royals kick off weekend series in Minnesota

Following a successful homestand, the Kansas City Royals will try to pick up their first road win by adding to their recent dominance over the Minnesota Twins. With help from left-hander Bruce Chen, Kansas City looks to earn a franchise-best eighth consecutive victory in Minnesota and 19th in 24 overall matchups Friday night. The Royals opened the season by dropping a pair of games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen looks ahead of schedule this spring

Five things we learned from the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Thursday. CHEN IN MID-SEASON FORM Remember when manager Ned Yost got ripped for his comments at FanFest regarding Bruce Chen? Yost said at the time that Chen deserved a spot in the rotation because it wasn't fair to try and evaluate Chen simply on spring-training stats. "He's just not a spring-training pitcher," Yost...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This must be a different Bruce Chen this spring

Is this really Bruce Chen pitching for the Royals this spring? Can't be, at least not the one Royals skipper Ned Yost was talking about at FanFest when he told me that the reason Chen already was a lock for the rotation then was because his spring-training numbers were always too misleading: "I'm going into (spring training) with the mindset that you can't evaluate Bruce in spring...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Chen agree to 1-year deal with 2015 option

The Royals agreed to terms with left-hander Bruce Chen on one-year deal Thursday, giving them a veteran pitcher comfortable as a long reliever or in the starting rotation. Kansas City had yet to announce the contract, which includes a mutual option for 2015. The 36-year-old, one of the most popular players in the clubhouse, has spent the past five seasons in Kansas City. He's coming...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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