Report: Bruce Chen, Royals Agree to Two Year Deal


There’s been a lot of discussion of the Royals need for starting pitching, and Bruce Chen.

Jon Heyman mentioned the agreement first and the deal is being reported as a two-year contract worth $9 million with a $1 million bonus and another $1 million in performance bonuses available.

Chen has thrown 357.2 innings as a Royal over the last three seasons, making the team each year on one-year deals. Over that period, he has a 4.28 ERA with a 6.0 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9. He’s improved his ERA and increased his innings pitched each year he’s been with the Royals.

Joe Soriano at Call to the Pen has more on the deal:

 

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  • jim fetterolf

    Two years will get them to JaKKKe Odorizzi and I think Master Chen will be valuable as mentor to Duffy, Monty, and Teaford. The rotation is coming around. I wonder if the new CBA with limits on draftee signing bonuses affected the team’s decision on Master Chen?

  • jim fetterolf

    Two years will get them to JaKKKe Odorizzi and I think Master Chen will be valuable as mentor to Duffy, Monty, and Teaford. The rotation is coming around. I wonder if the new CBA with limits on draftee signing bonuses affected the team’s decision on Master Chen?

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    I reviewed this move at Call to the Pen, and I think they got a fair deal off financially, and the Royals definitely need to keep all the adequate pitcher that they can in the rotation.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    I reviewed this move at Call to the Pen, and I think they got a fair deal off financially, and the Royals definitely need to keep all the adequate pitcher that they can in the rotation.