Description: Royals left-hander Bruce Chen (lower back tightness) made his first rehab appearance with Double-A Northwest Arkansas Tuesday and threw three innings. Source: Dick Kaegel, MLB.com.
Insight: The 36-year-old Chen hadn't pitched in six weeks, but threw 46 pitches (35 strikes) while allowing eight hits and two runs, both solo homers. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone. When Chen's rehab is complete, the Royals will have a difficult decsion to make regarding his role given the way Danny Duffy has been pitching of late.
4/17/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Bruce Chen will miss Thursday's scheduled start against Houston due to tightness in left glute.
Insight: The 36-year-old Chen had a 9-4 record with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 121 frames last year, but has started slowly this spring.
4/5/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Bruce Chen surrendered one (unearned) run and struck out seven batters in 6 1/3 innings Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: The 36-year-old Chen has been around since 1998 and owns a career ERA of 4.47, but he had a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 121 frames last year (3.61 ERA, 1.08 WHIP in 87 1/3 innings as a starter).
8/18/2013 5:50:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen came back to Earth Sunday at Detroit. He gave up six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Insight: Chen came in having allowed four earned runs on 19 hits over his last 38 2/3 innings, but he wasn't expected to maintain that level of play or anything close to it.
8/13/2013 10:59:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen has given up just four earned runs on 19 hits over 38 2/3 innings since rejoining the rotation.
Insight: Chen hasn't given up a run in 14 2/3 innings over his last two starts, including Tuesday against the Marlins. At age 36 and 1,428 2/3 innings into his career, Chen is pitching some of the best ball ever.
8/3/2013 3:45:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen allowed one run on four hits while striking out eight against the Mets on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Chen has been pitching phenomenally over the past four starts yielding just 11 hits and four runs in 24 innings (1.500 ERA).
7/23/2013 10:52:00 PM
Description: In two starts since joining Kansas City's rotation, Bruce Chen has allowed a total of four hits, one walk and one earned runs in 12 innings.
Insight: Yes, Bruce Chen is still in baseball and owns a 1.97 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings pitching mostly in relief this season. Despite the strong start as a member of the rotation, he can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
8/30/2012 9:22:00 AM
Description: Kansas City's Bruce Chen was dominant in an eight-inning performance Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: The scoreless outing allowed Chen to improve his record to 10-10 for the year. He's 3-1 with a 3.89 ERA in six starts since the beginning of August.
6/5/2012 10:45:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Bruce Chen shut out Minnesota on four hits in seven innings. Chen didn't walk a batter and struck out five.
Insight: Chen improved to 5-5 and lowered his ERA to 4.37. The lefty isn't very exciting to ownm but he'll get the job done when the matchup is right. He's won five of his last six starts after starting out 0-4.
4/28/2012 8:11:00 PM
Description: Minnesota's game against the Royals was rained out today, meaning that Saturday's probable starters Bruce Chen and Jason Marquis will pitch on Sunday instead.
Insight: Chen is 0-2 with a 2.52 ERA while Marquis stands at 1-0 with a 7.15 ERA. Nick Blackburn (0-2, 7.53) and Jonathan Sanchez's (1-1, 6.75) starts have now been pushed back to Monday.
4/7/2012 11:40:00 AM
Description: Bruce Chen pitched well on Friday night against a loaded Angels lineup, but left after six scoreless innings and a no-decision.
Insight: That can sometimes happen when you face an ace like Jered Weaver. Weaver was simply untouchable going eight scoreless innings and striking out 10 batters. With the offense Kansas City has, Chen will get his wins and if he pitches this well will be a solid fantasy value capable of 15 or more wins this season.
9/22/2010 1:00:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed three runs on four hits over six innings against Detroit on Tuesday night.
Insight: Chen got the win, and is now 11-7 with a 4.69 ERA on the season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/16/2010 10:01:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed three runs on six hits over five innings against Oakland on Wednesday night.
Insight: Chen got a win, and is now 10-7 with a 4.70 ERA on the season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/11/2010 12:03:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed one run on four hits over seven innings against the White Sox on Friday night.
Insight: Chen got a no-decision, and is 9-7 with a 4.67 ERA this season. (RapidDraft.com)
8/30/2010 10:01:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed two runs on six hits over six innings against the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Chen improved to 9-7 with a 4.76 this season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/19/2010 12:24:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed four runs on 11 hits over 5.2 innings on Wednesday night against the Indians.
Insight: Chen picked up a win, and is now 8-6 with a 4.61 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/2/2010 1:46:00 PM
Description: Chen allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings against Baltimore on Sunday.
Insight: Chen got a win, and is now 6-5 with a 4.74 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/28/2010 10:06:00 AM
Description: Chen allowed six runs on 11 hits over 5.1 innings against the Twins on Tuesday night.
Insight: Chen is 5-5 with a 4.83 ERA this season, and is not a good fantasy option. (SportsBuff.com)
6/21/2010 11:14:00 PM
Description: Chen allowed two runs on three hits over six innings on Monday night against Washington.
Insight: Chen took the loss, since two of the three hits he allowed were solo home runs in the Royals' 2-1 loss. He is now 3-2 with a 3.96 ERA this season, but he is still not a recommendable fantasy optionn. (SportsBuff.com)
6/9/2010 2:27:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Chen will start on Thursday against the Twins in place of Gil Meche (shoulder).
Insight: Meche looks likely to be out another two weeks, so Chen could be in the Royals' starting rotation until he returns. (SportsBuff.com)
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