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Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

Posted on: November 23, 2011 5:11 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 8:04 pm
By Matt Snyder

The Kansas City Royals have retained free agent starting pitcher Bruce Chen, the team announced Wednesday evening. Chen has signed a two-year deal worth $9 million with a $1 million roster bonus and up to $1 million in incentives, the Associated Press is reporting.

Chen, a 34-year-old left-hander, went 12-8 with a 3.77 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 155 innings last season. The Royals have been seeking starting pitching to go with their up-and-coming offense, as they've already traded for Jonathan Sanchez. Along with Sanchez and Chen, Luke Hochevar certainly figures to remain in the rotation. For the final two spots, the Royals will probably put youngster Danny Duffy back in the fourth slot. Then they could still seek help outside the organization, go with Felipe Paulino or move Aaron Crow in from the bullpen. I'd bet on Crow.


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Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 2:50 am

Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

Vin Mazzaro starts in Omaha unless he has a lights out spring.  Has an outside chance to be fifth starter depending on if or who the Royals can trade for or sign as a free agent.  On this staff, CJ Wilson or Roy Oswalt are instantly major upgrades.  Mazzaro needs to show he is big league material for the new pitching coach.

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:10 pm

Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

Bruce Chen, the Roylas #1 starter! That hsould tell you how bad things are in Kansas City people.

Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:24 pm

Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

Crow will likely end up being their best starter this season.  Also, anyone know what they're doing with Vin Mazzaro, the kid they got in the DeJesus deal?

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 5:56 pm

Report: Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

He was the missing piece! World Series here they come! Tongue out

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