Bruce Chen

SP / Cleveland Indians / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Pitcher Bruce Chen announces retirement

      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.

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians' Bruce Chen considering retirement

      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.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Indians DFA lefty Bruce Chen (12.79 ERA), recall RHP Austin Adams

      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).

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Indians starting pitcher Bruce Chen take no-decision after 2 1/3 IP

      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.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Indians' Walters, Raburn take over for Bourn, Chisenhall Friday

      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.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Bruce Chen to start Friday for Indians

      The Indians announced Tuesday that veteran Bruce Chen will make Friday's start against the Rangers, as Cleveland searches to find a fifth starter, per Chen will make his second start of the season for the Tribe, and his first did not go well. Chen started last Saturday and gave up six runs on 10 hits in four innings, prompting Indians manager Terry Francona to then say Chen would pitch in relief. Chen is 82-81 with a 4.61 ERA for 11 teams in his career.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Bruce Chen will pitch in relief, Indians unsure of fifth starter

      Indians manager Terry Francona said that Bruce Chen would pitch in relief for the time being, per Chen started on Saturday and gave up six runs on 10 hits in four innings. The Indians will likely look to Shaun Marcum , currently at Triple-A Columbus to fill the fifth-starter role the next time through the rotation. Francona told the media on Tuesday that the Indians are still "working through" the fifth-starter situation.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Indians considering Bruce Chen, Shaun Marcum for fifth starter

      The Indians aren't sure who the fifth starter will be for the next turn through the rotation. T.J. House is still on the disabled list and not expected back in time to start next Friday, the next time the Indians will need a fifth starter. Bruce Chen filled the role on Saturday, but the veteran gave up six runs in four innings. Manager Terry Francona said Chen might be used in relief for the next few days, per Shaun Marcum is another option. He allowed four hits in eight shutout innings in his most recent start at Triple-A Columbus. "There are a few ways this could go," Francona said.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Lefty Bruce Chen clobbered Saturday in first start for Indians

      The Indians promoted veteran left-hander Bruce Chen for a Saturday start with the notion of keeping him in the rotation if he performed well. The first returns were not good. The Twins rocketed line drives all over Progressive Field. The result was six earned runs in 10 hits in four-plus innings. Chen walked one and fanned three. Torrid Torii Hunter started his misery with a solo home run in the first. But it was in the third that Chen really got battered with three runs on five hits. After two more hits in the fifth, he was mercifully removed. It remains to be seen if Chen gets another start with Shaun Marcum pitching well at Triple-A Columbus.

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians add Bruce Chen to roster, DFA Anthony Swarzak

      The Indians have selected the contract of pitcher Bruce Chen, who will draw the start Saturday against the Twins, while designating pitcher Anthony Swarzak for assignment. Chen has excelled with Triple-A Columbus, going 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 23:3 K:BB ratio in 31 innings. He's a candidate to stick in the rotation if he can pitch well at the major-league level. Swarzak posted a 3.38 ERA and 13:4 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings with the Indians before being removed from the 25-man and 40-man rosters.

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