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Bruce Chen
ERA W-L K
12.79 0-1 4
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 6-2 / 216
Position: SPBorn: 6/19/1977 Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Braves (1993)


Latest News
May 18 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET21:45 ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST9:15 PM VEN5:45 UAE (+1)8:45 PM CT-Chen, who pitched for 11 teams in 17 seasons, announced his retirement Monday night on Twitter. It was confirmed by the Cleveland Indians, who designated him for assignment Saturday.
Analysis: Indians manager Terry Francona had said Chen wanted to speak with his family about whether he should try to continue pitching. Chen broke into the majors in 1998 with Atlanta and also pitched for Philadelphia, the New York Mets, Montreal, Cincinnati, Houston, Boston, Baltimore, Texas and Kansas City. He was 82-81 with a 4.62 ERA.
May 16 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Chen has been cut by the Cleveland Indians after going 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA in two starts.
Analysis: Cleveland designated the 37-year-old left-hander for assignment on Saturday and recalled right-hander Austin Adams. Chen allowed first-inning home runs to Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre, wasting a two-run lead in an 8-3 loss to Texas. Chen gave up three runs and seven hits in 2 1-3 innings. Indians manager Terry Francona said Chen wanted to talk with his family about whether he should try to continue his pitching career.
May 9 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-The Cleveland Indians have brought up Chen from Triple-A Columbus to start against Minnesota.
Analysis: The 37-year-old will be pitching Saturday for his 11th major league team. He has an 82-80 career record in 16 seasons. Chen signed a minor league contract on Feb. 18, but didn't make the team in spring training and agreed to take an assignment to Columbus. He was 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA in five starts with the Clippers.
Feb. 17 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-The Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with Chen.
Analysis: Chen will get a chance to win a roster spot at spring training, and if he does, he would get a $1 million, one-year contract plus a chance to earn performance bonuses. The 37-year-old has gone 82-80 in 16 major league seasons, the past six with Kansas City. He battled a back injury last season, when he went 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
1998 Atl 2 0 0 - 0 4 4 0 20.1 23 9 9 3 9 1 17 1.57 3.98
1999 Atl 2 2 0 - 0 16 7 0 51.0 38 32 31 11 27 3 45 1.27 5.47
2000 Atl 4 0 0 - 0 22 0 0 39.2 35 15 11 4 19 2 32 1.36 2.50
2000 Phi 3 4 0 - 0 15 15 0 94.1 81 39 38 14 27 2 80 1.14 3.63
2000 Tot 7 4 0 - 0 37 15 0 134.0 116 54 49 18 46 4 112 1.21 3.29
2001 Phi 4 5 0 - 0 16 16 0 86.1 90 53 48 19 31 4 79 1.40 5.00
2001 NYM 3 2 0 - 0 11 11 0 59.2 56 37 31 10 28 0 47 1.41 4.68
2001 Tot 7 7 0 - 0 27 27 0 146.0 146 90 79 29 59 4 126 1.40 4.87
2002 NYM 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.00
2002 Mon 2 3 0 - 0 15 5 0 37.1 47 29 29 9 23 3 43 1.88 6.99
2002 Cin 0 2 0 - 0 39 1 0 39.2 37 24 19 7 20 2 37 1.44 4.31
2002 Tot 2 5 0 - 0 55 6 0 77.2 85 53 48 16 43 5 80 1.65 5.56
2003 Hou 0 0 0 - 0 11 0 0 12.0 14 8 8 2 8 1 8 1.83 6.00
2003 Bos 0 1 0 - 0 5 2 0 12.1 12 8 7 4 2 0 12 1.14 5.11
2003 Tot 0 1 0 - 0 16 2 0 24.1 26 16 15 6 10 1 20 1.48 5.55
2004 Bal 2 1 0 - 0 8 7 1 47.2 39 19 16 7 16 0 32 1.15 3.02
2005 Bal 13 10 0 - 0 34 32 1 197.1 187 94 84 33 63 0 133 1.27 3.83
2006 Bal 0 7 0 - 0 40 12 0 98.2 137 81 76 28 35 3 70 1.74 6.93
2007 Tex 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 10.0 11 11 8 3 6 1 7 1.70 7.20
2009 KC 1 6 0 - 0 17 9 0 62.1 74 42 40 12 25 3 45 1.59 5.78
2010 KC 12 7 1 - 1 33 23 1 140.1 136 68 65 17 57 4 98 1.38 4.17
2011 KC 12 8 0 - 0 25 25 1 155.0 152 71 65 18 50 2 97 1.30 3.77
2012 KC 11 14 0 - 0 34 34 0 191.2 215 114 108 33 47 3 140 1.37 5.07
2013 KC 9 4 0 - 2 34 15 0 121.0 107 46 44 13 36 4 78 1.18 3.27
2014 KC 2 4 0 - 0 13 7 0 48.1 69 40 40 7 16 1 36 1.76 7.45
2015 Cle 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 6.1 17 9 9 3 1 1 4 2.84 12.79
Career 82 81 1 - 3 400 227 4 1532.0 1578 849 786 257 546 40 1140 1.39 4.62

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
1998 Atl 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1999 Atl 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 Atl 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 Phi 15 25 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 0 0 .040 .077 .040
2000 Tot 37 30 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 0 0 .033 .065 .033
2001 Phi 16 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .107 .107 .107
2001 NYM 11 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 .158 .158 .158
2001 Tot 27 47 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 .128 .128 .128
2002 Mon 15 12 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .417 .417 .500
2002 Cin 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 Tot 55 15 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 .400
2003 Hou 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 Tot 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 Bal 34 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333
2006 Bal 40 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2009 KC 17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2010 KC 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2011 KC 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 KC 35 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2013 KC 34 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 401 125 5 19 1 0 0 3 3 58 0 0 .152 .172 .160


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 52 87 80 83.9 43.7
Curveball 13 74 70 72.5 10.92
Changeup 15 77 74 75.8 12.61
Cut Fastball 39 83 78 81.1 32.77

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