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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 On-Base Talk
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...
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...
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra Tough Loss For Chen, Royals 11-5

Last time out, Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings, while battling through a fifty-three minute rain delay. Luckily, there was no rain in sight, and Jeremy Guthrie was allowed an uninterrupted start tonight. Unfortunately, Guthrie’s start would be a bad one. Tonight’s contest between the Twins had a rather odd start. Not that Jeremy Guthrie allowing two runs in an inning is...
Via Royals Blue
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

After acing 'hard' part of the schedule, Royals now must handle the cupcakes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cinderella didn't just survive the gantlet. She went all medieval on its backside. The Kansas City Royals used Oakland, Arizona, San Francisco and Oakland (reprise) as a launch pad to the penthouse, a prelude toward scoreboard watching and October dreaming. Now comes the hard part. The cupcakes. Rows and rows and rows of 'em. "Suddenly, a playoff...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals End Streak, Blasted by A’s 11-3

It was a great run that boosted the Kansas City Royals from third place, and eight games back from the AL Central lead, to first place, and half a game up on the Detroit Tigers. Surely everybody knew that we wouldn’t win out. It’s a nice thought, but we were due for a loss, and this one came in embarrassing fashion. It was a night where not much could go right for the Royals...
Via Royals Blue
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Well, Well, Well How The Turn Tables

The day was July 22. The Royals were reeling, losing their first four games after the All-Star break. They had fallen behind Cleveland in the standings, and were in danger of dropping another spot to Chicago. The Royals had to face the White Sox for a second game, but were without their number two starter, Jason Vargas.Prior to the game, Dayton Moore had flown to Chicago and addressed...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Salvage Series and Beat Chen, Royals 10-3 in Finale

It can almost be expected when you remember that Ned Yost puts out his “white flag” lineup each and every Sunday. While the season finale loss was frustrating, Royals fans must remember to think about the big picture. Carlos Santana homered two more times and the Indians finally broke out of their slump, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak with a 10-3 win on Sunday...
Via Royals Blue
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Royals send Chen to mound to finish off four-game sweep of Indians

After coming out of the All-Star break with four straight losses, the Kansas City Royals have once again found their stride. They're now in a position to finish off a four-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians and extend their winning streak to six in Sunday's series finale. After a 7-5 win Saturday in which they came back from five runs down after the second inning, the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Offense awakens! Royals snap four-game skid with thumping of ChiSox

CHICAGO -- Under the watchful eye of general manager Dayton Moore, who arrived in the Windy City earlier in the day, and after an air-it-out players-only meeting before the game, the Royals finally snapped out of their funk, belting the White Sox 7-1 on Tuesday night. The win snapped a four-game slide for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost simply was relieved to get in the win column after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox

CHICAGO -- Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Moustakas, who has 12 homers this season, went 3 for 5 with three RBIs. The Royals entered the game with a major league-worst 55 homers and had managed a total of six runs during...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff Hopes Dwindling, Royals Swept by Sox, Lose Game Three 6-0

Don’t panic now, but the Royals are closer to last place than they are first place. The Kansas City Royals have just been swept by the last place Boston Red Sox. “What happened to driving the bus?” That bus has now crashed and caught on fire. The Royals have scored five runs total this series. Four runs on Friday, one run yesterday, and no runs today. It isn’t for lack of...
Via Royals Blue
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jul 22

Tuesday’s probable starters are rather underwhelming — just nine of the day’s 30 pitchers rank 100 or better, though several check in at 99-point-something. Bruce Chen, who’s filling in for Jason Vargas in Kansas City’s rotation, comes in at 109.1 against the White Sox. Steamer projects a 4.05 ERA the rest of the way for Chen, but the rankings say he’ll go fairly deep...
Via Baseball Professor
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: Three questions the Royals must answer in the second half

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On one hand, you've been watching the first Kansas City Royals team to reach July 13 with a winning record (48-46) since 2003. On the other, there's a good chunk of the fan base who see a talented team, the second-best team in the American League Central, that might be underachieving and should be closer than 6.5 games back of Detroit at the start of the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Ride Big Seventh Inning, Win Game 5-2

Round one of Verlander vs. Chen goes to Yordano Ventura. Technically, Yordano Ventura got the win, but Bruce Chen gave us 5.1 innings of decent work. In his first start off the DL, Chen only allowed two earned runs, and struck out two batters. While this does not qualify as a quality start, for Bruce this was certainly quality. Royals pitchers haven’t quite figured out Austin Jackson...
Via Royals Blue
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals salvage some pride -- and history says they'll salvage the second half, too

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It didn't save a series. But it sure beat the living Shinola out of the alternative. "It's huge," said veteran pitcher Bruce Chen, Sunday's emergency starter, after the division-chasing Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-2 win over the division-leading Detroit Tigers -- the former's first home victory against the latter since Sept. 8...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.91: Tigers at Royals

53-37, 1st place, season high 16 games over, season high 7 1/2 games up. Verlander v. Bruce Chen this afternoon, 2:10PM EST start. 1. Jackson, CF 2. Kinsler, 2B 3. Cabrera, 1B 4. Martinez, DH 5. Hunter, RF 6. Castellanos, 3B 7. Avila, C 8. Suarez, SS 9. Davis, LF
Via Tigers Weblog
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-game sweep by Detroit? Not if Chen, Royals can help it

For the first time in six seasons, Justin Verlander is not on the AL All-Star roster. However, he does have a chance to enter the break on a three-star winning streak. He'll look to help the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers complete a four-game sweep and improve to 7-0 on the road against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. A six-time All-Star, Verlander (8-7, 4.84 ERA) has endured...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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