• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA

Royals activate Chen to pitch against Cubs

CBSSports.com wire reports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bruce Chen has been activated by the Kansas City Royals to start Friday night against the Chicago Cubs after spending time on the disabled list with a strained back muscle.

Chen was making his first start since May 5, after three minor league outings in which he went 0-1 with an 8.18 ERA. Chen was 4-1 with a 3.59 ERA in seven starts for Kansas City before he was hurt.

The Royals optioned left-hander Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha to make roster space for Chen. Teaford had a 2.84 ERA and no decisions in 14 relief appearances.

With Teaford's demotion, the Royals are going with a seven-man bullpen and 12-man pitching staff.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Biggest Stories

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Majestic Yadier Molina Cream St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Cool Base Player Jersey

MLB Jersey Day May 22 & 29 2015
Get your favorite team today
Shop Now