Pitcher Bruce Chen officially announced his retiremment from baseball on Monday, posting his message via Twitter. Chen was designated for assignment by the Indians over the weekend after posting a 12.79 ERA in 6 1/3 innings of work this season. Chen has pitched in the majors since 1998, posting a career 4.62 ERA with 1,140 strikeouts and 546 walks for 11 different teams.
Indians pitcher Bruce Chen is considering retirement after being designated for assignment this weekend, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "You know when you talk to a guy at this point of his career, potentially he might decide to go home," manager Terry Francona said. "You want to really be respectful. He's such a good guy. I think he wants to take some time to talk to his family." Chen struggled in a pair of starts with the Indians, giving up nine earned runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four. He posted a 1.74 ERA and 23:3 K:BB ratio in 31 innings across five Triple-A starts before joining the Indians rotation.
The Indians have designated for assignment left-handed starter Bruce Chen and recalled righty Austin Adams from Triple-A, the team has announced.In two starts for the Indians this season, Chen allowed nine runs in 6 1/3 innings (12.79 ERA).Adams made two relief appearances for the Indians before being sent to Triple-A on April 18, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings (1.93 ERA).
Indians starting pitcher Bruce Chen lasted just 2 1/3 innings on Friday, giving up three runs on seven hits in a no-decision.Chen surrendered back-to-back homers to Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre (400th of his career).In two starts for the Indians this season, Chen has allowed nine runs in 6 1/3 innings (12.79 ERA).Chen's next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago against the White Sox.
Indians center fielder Michael Bourn and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall were not included in the starting lineup Friday night against left-hander Bruce Chen and the Rangers, per the team's official website. Bourn is a .200 hitter (8 for 40) this season against southpaws. Chisenhall has fared better against left-handers, slashing .256/.326/.308 on the year. Manager Terry Francona inserted Zach Walters at third. Michael Brantley shifted to center field, with Ryan Raburn in the left field and at the cleanup spot.
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