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2015 Columbus Clippers Season Preview

Strong Pitching Performances Highlight Season-Opening Series The Columbus Clippers opened their 2015 campaign on the road against the Indianapolis Indians last Thursday. Manager Chris Tremie gave the opening day start to veteran lefty Bruce Chen and was rewarded with an outstanding performance. The 38-year-old tossed six scoreless innings (3 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) in his Clippers debut...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

There are Intentional Walks in Spring Training

The other day, Lloyd McClendon got himself ejected from a spring-training game when he argued with an umpire. Following some earlier events, Bruce Chen threw consecutive pitches behind Rickie Weeks, and after the second one, the umpire issued warnings to both dugouts. McClendon took exception to this, figuring a warning should’ve come a pitch earlier. […]
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There was also some disappointment for many fans as Francisco Lindor was also...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The last Expo standing

The Washington Nationals — who once earned exactly 59 wins in consecutive seasons (2008-09) and who are presently one of baseball’s most-feared, most-bankrolled teams — are entering their eleventh season playing their home games in America’s capital. That means it’s been more than a decade since the Montreal Expos played their final season in Canada, […]
Via Fangraphs
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? T-Plush & the Tribe’s 2014 Spring Invitees

There might not be a more conventional form of Spring Training journalism than the “diamond in the rough” piece, in which uneducated guessers like myself ask burning questions like, “Could Bruce Chen be this year’s Scott Kazmir?” Never underestimate a baseball writer’s ability to turn a two-word answer—“probably not”—into a 1,000 word thesis on why southpaws make...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now: Indians Round Table

This past Wednesday I sat down with writer’s from a few different Cleveland Indians blogs to discuss the Tribe in the first ever Tribe Time Now Round Table. Joining me was Ryan Thompson from More Than A Fan, Hayden Grove from Indians Baseball Insider, Mike Brandyberry of Did The Tribe Win Last Night?, and Stephanie Liscio from It’s Pronounced Lajaway.  The group discussed a...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians make Chen's signing official

With Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training today, the club announced the signing of Bruce Chen after news filtered out Monday night that he had agreed to terms. Chen has signed a minor-league deal with a non-roster invite. Should the left-hander make the major-league roster, he would earn $1 million with another $1 million possible via incentives. The odds of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Is There Room for Chris Young?

Two bits of news spread almost simultaneously Monday night: Bruce Chen signed somewhere for a minor-league contract, and Barry Zito had signed somewhere else for, also, a minor-league contract. This is the season of minor-league contracts, as the pool of available free agents has been reduced to a puddle on an otherwise dry concrete foundation. But […]
Via Fangraphs
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen agrees to a minor league contract with Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- A person familiar with the deal says the Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Bruce Chen. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Indians have not announced the deal. Chen will get a chance to win a roster spot at spring training, and if he does, he would get a $1 million, one-year contract plus...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen agrees to a minor league contract with Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- A person familiar with the deal says the Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Bruce Chen. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Indians have not announced the deal. Chen will get a chance to win a roster spot at spring training, and if he does, he would get a $1 million, one-year contract plus...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Indians, LHP Bruce Chen reach minor league deal

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Bruce Chen. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Indians have not announced the deal. Chen will get a chance to win a roster spot at spring training, and if he does, he would get a $1 million, one-year contract...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Sign Bruce Chen

According to Jon Heyman on Twitter: Bruce Chen agrees to minors deal with Indians. $1M base, plus $1M performance bonuses — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 17, 2015 The Indians interest in adding another relief pitcher has been rumored of late including interest in left hander Barry Zito as recent as this past week. It appears they have acquired their extra lefty in Bruce...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians add Chen on minor-league deal

Add one more name to the mix of those vying for the last starting spot in the Indians rotation. First reported by CBS' Sports John Heyman, the Indians have agreed to terms with Bruce Chen on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. If Chen would make the roster coming out of spring training, he would make $1 million with another $1 million possible with incentives....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Sign Bruce Chen To Minor-League Deal

The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement with left-handed pitcher Bruce Chen on a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. His minor-league deal includes an invitation to spring training and he can earn a base salary of $1 million if he is able to make the big league squad and an additional $1 million in performance bonuses if certain goals are met, Heyman...
Via Baseball Essential
February 16, 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

Royals release veteran pitcher Bruce Chen

NEW YORK -- Left-hander Bruce Chen has been released by the Kansas City Royals. The 37-year-old pitcher was designated for assignment Aug. 29, a day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. Chen began the season in the rotation, went on the disabled list with a back injury and finished 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games. He had a 47-43 record with a...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals release veteran pitcher Bruce Chen

NEW YORK -- Left-hander Bruce Chen has been released by the Kansas City Royals. The 37-year-old pitcher was designated for assignment Aug. 29, a day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. Chen began the season in the rotation, went on the disabled list with a back injury and finished 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games. He had a 47-43 record with a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit: Behind Enemy Lines

  After a series with the lowly Twins in which the Royals struggled, but ultimately took two of the three games, their place atop the AL central seems to be in jeopardy. They currently have a tenuous hold on a one and a half game lead, but there is reason to believe that they can, in fact, hang on (if Bruce Chen isn’t pitching too often). As a native Missourian that has been transplanted...
Via Royals Blue
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals designate Bruce Chen for assignment

Following his outing last night in which he yielded six runs on five hits in the 10th inning, the Kansas City Royals decided to part ways with left-hander Bruce Chen. Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman has been called up from Triple-A Omaha to take the roster opening. #Royals recall right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha. […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals designate Chen day after lefty yields 6 runs in 10th inning

  The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team. The move came one day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled list with a back...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals cut LHP Bruce Chen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment after six seasons with the team. Friday's move came one day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota. The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals' rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled list...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals designated Chen for assignment, recall Louis Coleman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A night after Bruce Chen's disastrous six-run relief outing in a 11-5 loss to the Twins, the left-hander was designated for assignment by the Royals. Right-hander Louis Coleman was recalled to fill Chen's spot on the 25-man roster. The Royals still have a pending move to make Saturday when utility infielder Jayson Nix joins the team. Manager Ned Yost has said...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 8.29.14

Wearing It - Ned Yost let Bruce Chen wear one last night after he gave up a run which in actuality was a good move once the lead was given away. Facts remain that the Chenster shouldn't be on this roster right now as he has been extremely ineffective all season long and their are more talented pitchers at AA or AAA that should take his spot but at least Yost didn't double the mistake...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Come On CHEN…..To Omaha

So the Vultures are officially circling.  It is time to put Bruce Chen to pasture.  I have been a fan of his the past few years, but this year he has really shown his age.  With a 7.45 ERA and some truly awful outings from the bullpen, Chen and his $3 million dollar contract, have lost all value on this team (on the field anyways).  As rosters get expanded next week it would...
Via Royals Blue
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chen implodes in 10th as Twins end Royals' run of late-inning magic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The late-inning magic wasn't there Thursday. Yes, the Royals did battle back from 2-0, 4-2 and 5-4 deficits to push the game into extra innings. But they couldn't push across a run in the ninth with the score tied 5-5. "We just couldn't break their serve," manager Ned Yost said. And then in the 10th, Yost, who didn't want to use Wade Davis a third straight game...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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