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Royals re-sign Bruce Chen

Jan 30, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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Free agent left-hander Bruce Chen has re-signed with the Royals, according to Ken Rosenthal of

Chen is coming off his best season in a decade thanks largely to success after shifting to a relief role, but at age 37 he understandably didn’t draw a ton of interest on the open market.

Overall last season he threw 121 innings with a 3.27 ERA and 78/36 K/BB ratio, making 15 starts and 19 relief appearances. However, in 2012 he posted a 5.07 ERA in 34 starts and served up 33 homers in 192 innings.

UPDATE: It’s a one-year, $4.25 million deal for Chen, with a mutual option for 2015.

  1. cackalackyank - Jan 30, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Arroyo has still been putting up innings but as a 37 year old he may want to take note of this.

  2. dluxxx - Jan 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Great, more opportunities for the Twins to get Chenned…

  3. savvyspy - Jan 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    4 more losses for the Twins.

  4. kcrobert10 - Jan 30, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    World series baby world series….

  5. doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Go Bruce Go

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