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Royals designate Bruce Chen for assignment

Aug 29, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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The Royals have designated pitcher Bruce Chen for assignment and recalled reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha, per the team’s Twitter account.

Chen allowed six runs in an inning of work in the Royals’ 10-inning, 11-5 loss to the Twins on Thursday. The 37-year-old lefty has had a miserable season, sporting a 7.45 ERA with a 36/16 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings. Chen has been with the Royals since 2009.

Coleman up and down between Triple-A and the major leagues this season. In 21 2/3 innings at the big league level, Coleman has a 7.48 ERA with a 15/13 K/BB ratio. His results at Triple-A were much better, as he carried a 3.86 ERA with a 53/15 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.

  1. doctorofsmuganomics - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    I guess he took one too many right on the Chen.

    Left him with a pretty nasty looking Bruce.

    I’ll be here all week. Tip your waitresses.

    • Ren - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      *cricket…..*

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

        I’ll have you know there isn’t a bug to be found. We run a tight ship in this establishment, and are up to code on all-health inspection requirements

  2. nsstlfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Sure had a good career after getting traded by the Braves for Andy Ashby

  3. historiophiliac - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    This is an unfortunate move.

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