Sep. 5 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-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. Analysis: 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 4.53 ERA in six seasons with Kansas City.
Aug. 29 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-The Royals have designated 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. Analysis: 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 injury.
July 23 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Chen earned his second win of the season in a 7-1 victory at the White Sox on Tuesday, limiting Chicago to a run on a homer and yielding four additional hits. Analysis: Chen is 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA in six starts this year.
July 14 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Chen did not get a decision Sunday. Analysis: Chen allowed two runs in 5 1-3 innings in a so-so effort.
May 1 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-The Royals have activated left-hander Bruce Chen from the 60-day disabled list and sent him to the bullpen in a long relief role. Analysis: Chen began the season in the Kansas City rotation before landing on the DL with a bulging disk in his back. He made four minor league rehab starts, three at Omaha, and struck out 11 over 5 1-3 innings last weekend against Albuquerque.
Apr. 20 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-Chen earned his first win Saturday. Analysis: Chen allowed all four runs on eight hits and four walks, but the damage could have been a whole lot worse. The crafty left-hander twice walked the bases loaded, and his only clean inning was the first, when Brian Dozier hit a fly out that nearly left the park. He faces the Tribe next.
Apr. 18 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Chen said he's ready to pitch against the Twins on Saturday. Analysis: He had his regular turn pushed back from Thursday because of a sore back.
Apr. 12 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Chen was roughed up in Friday's loss to Minnesota, surrendering six runs and seven hits over just 3 2-3 innings of work. Analysis: Chen has looked like two different pitchers in his first two starts. He limited the White Sox to one run and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings in his season debut.
Apr. 6 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Chen had a strong season debut but did not get a decision in Kansas City's 4-3 win over Chicago on Saturday Analysis: Chen allowed one unearned run on six singles, walked none and struck out seven in 6 1-3 innings.
Feb. 1 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET14:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE1:03 PM CT-Kansas City announced the signing of veteran pitcher Bruce Chen to a $4.25 million, one-year deal on Saturday that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season, and manager Ned Yost said he expects to keep the left-hander as a starter rather than a reliever. Analysis: The 36-year-old Chen became a free agent after last season, when he went 9-4 with a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts and 19 appearances out of the bullpen. He attracted some interest from a handful of clubs, but he always said he'd like to return for a sixth season in Kansas City. The sides reached an agreement Thursday but had to wait to announce it until Chen passed a physical. He'll make $3.25 million this season and $5.5 million with a $1 million buyout next season. He can also earn a performance bonus of $125,000 for each start from 16 through 25.