Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen announced his retirement via his personal Twitter on Monday.

After being designated for assignment by Cleveland over the weekend, Chen elected to hang up his cleats rather than attempt to catch on with another team. This marks the end of a career that spanned 17 seasons, over which he accumulated a 4.62 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 1,140 strikeouts in 1,532 innings.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen was designated for assignment Saturday by the Indians.

Chen lasted just 2.1 innings in his second start for the Indians following a disappointing first outing, and that will be it for him in the majors at this point. At age 38, there's not much opportunity left at the major league level, but the veteran has the option to look elsewhere rather than accept an assignment to the minors.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen allowed three runs on seven hits over just 2.1 innings in his start Friday.

Chen hasn't done anything in his two starts to warrant a rotation spot once T.J. House returns from the DL and may get removed from the rotation even before House returns.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen will receive second start for the Indians on Friday against the Rangers, Paul Hoyes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Chen was roughed up in his first start with the Indians, allowing six runs on 10 hits and a walk over just four innings last Saturday. However, the Indians are in desperation mode following the injury to T.J. House, and will send the veteran back out Saturday as he looks for a better outing the second time around.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen got rocked in his first start with the Indians on Saturday, coughing up six runs on 10 hits and a walk in just four innings, striking out three.

Torii Hunter greeted Chen with a solo home run in the second at-bat of the game, and it was downhill from there. The Indians haven't yet announced whether Chen will get a another chance in their rotation as they try to plug the hole left by TJ House's shoulder injury.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen was officially called up by the Indians in anticipation of his start against Minnesota on Saturday.

Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment to make room for Chen, who earned a promotion by posting a 1.74 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 23:3 K:BB in five starts for Triple-A Columbus to begin the year. Last season with Kansas City, Chen was knocked around to the tune of a 7.45 ERA in 48.1 innings, but he figures to hold down a starting job at least until T.J. House (shoulder) returns if he's even serviceable at the back of the Cleveland rotation.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen will be added to the major league roster and get the start Saturday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

With T.J. House on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, the Indians will turn to Chen after his brilliant start in the minors as he's posted a 1.74 ERA with a 23:3 K:BB walk ratio in five starts with Triple-A Columbus. The 38-year-old is not currently on the 40-man roster, so the club will need to make a corresponding move to make room for him by Saturday.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 2 months ago

Chen may be a candidate to start Saturday's game against the Twins, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With T.J. House (shoulder) on the disabled list, the Indians will likely turn to Chen, Shaun Marcum or Zach McAllister. Chen owns a 6.7 K/9 through five starts (31.0 innings) for Triple-A Columbus this season, but a sterling BB/9 mark (0.9/9) has helped him to a 2-1 record and 1.74 ERA.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 3 months ago

Chen was informed Tuesday that he will not make the Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

He will be able to remain in big league camp with the team until spring training is over, and then he will presumably report to Triple-A, where he will serve as organizational rotation depth.

Bruce Chen SP CLE 4 months ago

Chen allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in his start Saturday.

Chen is looking to land a spot at the back of the rotation this spring but has been outpitched by the other contenders to this point. He'll need a strong kick in the final weeks of spring if he wants to grab a spot in the rotation when the season starts.