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: