Royals Injury Updates: Bruce Chen, Lorenzo Cain

The Kansas City Royals won an 11-inning affair with the Houston Astros last night and they'll go for the sweep this evening when ace James Shields (0-2) takes on Houston's ace, Scott Feldman (2-0).  The start was supposed to go to Bruce Chen but an injury has forced the Royals to make adjustments to the staff.Bruce ChenChen was scheduled to start tonight but due to a...
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Don’t Panic, But You Can Worry About The Royals

Heck yes, it’s time to worry. Not panic, but worry. It’s just 12 games, but the way the Kansas City Royals have started the season has to worry you if you’re a Royals fan (or player, or coach, or front office type). It’s still early of course, and all the small sample size caveats apply, but there are plenty of things to be concerned about. First, the bullpen has been...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crapping the Bed: 2014 Kansas City Royals Edition

The Kansas City Royals left Kauffman Stadium after a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays with a record of 4-4.  They had just won 2 straight home series after losing 2 close games at Detroit to start the season.  While their offense hadn't been great, Wednesday's series finale against Tampa Bay saw a 7-run outburst and showed encouraging signs.  Despite starting 0-2, the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Invade Royals Dome

Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports I wrote last week that the upcoming string of games against poor competition was going to be a barometer for the level of play we can expect this year. I certainly hope I was wrong. The Kansas City Royals went up to visit the Twins of Minnesota, and for all intents and purposes, had their doors blown off, being outscored by a total of 21...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chen struggles early, Royals routed 10-1 by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Bruce Chen couldn't keep the Kansas City Royals' string of quality starts going against a familiar division foe.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' bats hit the snooze button in blowout loss to Twins

Yep, it would be easy to blame the shabby outing from No. 5 starter Bruce Chen, and the subsequent shaky effort from the Royals' bullpen. But the truth is, the Royals' pitiful offense once again let them down. The Royals justifiably can point to their early-season offensive struggles after having faced studs such as Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Matt Moore and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day – Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game.  In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's Matchup: Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe ...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 11

Want your voice to be heard? Take 30 seconds and weigh in on our weekly Reader Survey! Friday’s matchups feature plenty of aces, but there are some good values to be had as well: Chris Sale at home against the Indians is the day’s best matchup. Facing Carlos Carrasco, Sale has a projected 71.6% chance of getting the win. In a road start against the Twins, Bruce Chen actually...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes are abundant in Royals' 4-3 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Mr. Clutch, Sal Perez, picked up right where he left off last year, coming through when the Royals needed him. Perez's RBI double with two out in the bottom of the eighth put the Royals ahead for good at 4-3 as the Royals evened their mark at 2-2. And no, we have no idea why the White Sox pitched to Perez with first base open and the hitless Mike Moustakas...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals 4- Chicago White Sox 3

The Kansas City Royals rattled off another win today against the Chicago White Sox. Behind 6.1 solid innings from Bruce Chen, the Royals scored the magical number 4 runs to achieve this victory,  This game was won on some timely hitting, and bad pitching.  The timely hitting includes the game winning run scored off a two out double by Salvador Perez. Alex Gordon Scored from second...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ya gotta love Hoz getting tossed from a spring training game

Do not, and I mean DO NOT, panic about Bruce Chen's performance Tuesday night in the Royals' 9-6 loss to the Mariners. More bewildering has been Chen's rather strong performance all spring. As manager Ned Yost has said often: "You cannot evaluate Bruce in spring training. He is a regular-season pitcher." Chen traditionally has put up awful numbers in spring...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon shines, Chen struggles in 9-6 Royals loss

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez pitched five innings and rookie Stefen Romero homered, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 9-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Hernandez allowed three runs and five hits in his final spring outing before he pitches on Opening Day on March 31 against the Angels. He struck out six and walked none. Romero hit a two-run homer in...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon shines, Chen struggles in 9-6 Royals loss

Royals left-hander Bruce Chen surrendered nine runs and 11 hits in four innings, throwing 92 pitches.
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Extra: Bruce Chen

Bruce Chen talks about why it was important for him to return to Kansas City and what the Royals can accomplish in 2014.
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Royals Extra: Bruce Chen

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23 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring workout with Royals saved Chen's career

It was late February 2009, and the phone call flicked across this Spring Training town northwest of Phoenix from Bruce Chen's house to Rene Francisco at the Royals' complex. Chen: "Rene, I'm getting ready for the World Baseball Classic, would you guys let me throw at your complex?" Francisco: "Where do you live?" Chen: "Right here, in Surprise...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Emilio Bonifacio finds home with Cubs

A surprising team has signed a player surprisingly designated for assignment. When Bruce Chen re-signed with the Kansas City Royals, Emilio Bonifacio was the one who was removed from the 40-man roster. He discovered he had been designated while playing in the Winter League. It had been speculated that he wouldn’t be without a job for long, and he has finally been signed. Bonifacio’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Pitcher is the Royals Fifth Starter?

The Kansas City Royals rotation is 4/5th of the way set, according to Ned Yost and reported by Bruce Chen is the Royals 4th starter, behind James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie and Jason Vargas Quoted in the article: Yost sounded as if his mind was firm on the matter. “So unless something just dramatically happens between now and then,” Yost said, “Bruce will probably be...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Must Trade For Emilio Bonifacio

In a move to make room for signing Bruce Chen, the Kansas City Royals designated utilityman Emilio Bonifacio for assignment. He was a part of the mega deal last off-season between the Marlins and Blue Jays and was acquired for nothing back in August by KC who needed help at the second base position. The Yankees must strike quickly and pick him up. Why you ask? Well first of all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals designate Bonifacio for assignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals made it official by signing left-hander Bruce Chen on Saturday to a one-year deal plus a mutual option for 2015 -- an agreement that had been widely reported Thursday. To clear room for Chen on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated infielder Emilio Bonifiacio for assignment. The Royals have 10 days to trade or release Bonifacio, who recently avoided...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yost says Chen has spot in rotation all but locked up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It has been quite a week for left-hander Bruce Chen. First, Chen re-signed with the Royals on Thursday. On Friday, manager Ned Yost told us that in all probability, Chen has a spot sewed up in the rotation. "I think we're going into (spring training) with Bruce having one of the five spots," Yost said in between his duties at the Royals' FanFest...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Keith Law's top 10 Angels prospects, will the Angels add another starting pitcher?

The January 31st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Keith Law's top 10 Angels prospects, wondering if the Angels add another starting pitcher and much more... The Story: Keith Law presents his top 10 Angel prospects. The Monkey Says: The big shocker on this list is that he has Ricardo Sanchez at #2. Clearly Law is looking heavily at players...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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