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Mets 360 May 20, 2015

Mets Card of the Week: 2002 Bruce Chen

2002 TOPPS BRUCE CHEN It is always bittersweet when a human time capsule like Bruce Chen retires. You look back at his first career start– a 21-year old lefty for the division-leading Braves facing a distant-second Mets squad in an…Read more →Related Posts:Game Chatter: Jeremy Hefner vs. Bruce ChenWho could the Mets chase this offseason?Mets you’ve forgotten about: Timo PerezGee or Montero, who deserves the fifth spot in the rotation?Future of MLB Part I: Divisions
Over the Monster May 19, 2015

One-time almost Red Sox savior Bruce Chen retires

The Red Sox almost turned to Bruce Chen to save their season once, which says a lot about both the Sox and Chen. Bruce Chen has retired, ending a 17-year MLB career spanning both leagues, 11 teams, and 1,532 innings. Chen was never a great pitcher, but he was average for a long time, and that has real value, even if it's not sexy. He pitched for the Red Sox in 2003, throwing 12 bad May innings after Boston selected him off waivers from the Astros, but he was almost on the Red Sox a second, more important time. When the Sox thought they might need a starter for game 163 in 2011, it was...
Topeka Capital-Journal May 18, 2015

Longtime Royals starter Bruce Chen announced retirement

CHICAGO — Well-traveled pitcher Bruce Chen announced his retirement Monday night after 17 seasons in the major leagues. Chen, who pitched for 11 teams and who spent six seasons with the Kansas City Royals, revealed his decision on Twitter. It was confirmed by the Cleveland Indians, who designated him for assignment Saturday. Chen pitched for the Royals from 2009-14, his longest tenure with any club. He went 47-43 with a 4.53 ERA in 7182/3 innings in Kansas City. read more
Plain Dealer May 18, 2015
Left-hander Bruce Chen retired, but not forgotten: Cleveland Indians notes

Left-hander Bruce Chen retired, but not forgotten: Cleveland Indians notes

Bruce Chen made only two starts with the Indians, but he'll be remembered for more than that.
Akron Beacon Journal May 18, 2015

Indians pitcher Bruce Chen announces retirement via Twitter Monday night

Indians pitcher Bruce Chen announced via Twitter Monday night that he was retiring from baseball. Chen, 37, was trying to revive his career but had two unsuccessful starts for the Indians. He was designated for assignment last week. Instead of going back to Triple-A, he decided it was time to call it quits.   Today, I would like to announce my retirement. For the last 22yrs I have been doing what I love for a living. I feel blessed and fortunate — Bruce Chen (@ChenMusic) May 19, 2015   Chen played for 11 teams across 17 seasons in the major leagues. He'll end his career with...
Plain Dealer May 16, 2015
Cleveland Indians drop Bruce Chen; recall Austin Adams from Class AAA Columbus

Cleveland Indians drop Bruce Chen; recall Austin Adams from Class AAA Columbus

With Bruce Chen designated for assignment, who will the Indians start on Wednesday against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field?
Plain Dealer May 15, 2015
Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers lineups for Friday night's game

Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers lineups for Friday night's game

Left-hander Bruce Chen will make his second start of the season Friday night for the Indians when he faces Texas. In his career, Chen is 2-3 with a 8.45 ERA in 11 games against Texas.
Akron Beacon Journal May 13, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

THURSDAY: Cardinals at IndiansTime: 12:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Michael Wacha (5-0, 2.09) vs. Trevor Bauer (2-1, 4.19)FRIDAY: Indians at RangersTime: 8:05 p.m.TV: STO, MLBPitchers: Bruce Chen (0-1, 13.50) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (1-1, 2.70)
Akron Beacon Journal May 10, 2015

Indians notebook: Identity of fifth starter still a mystery; TJ House progressing well but won’t be rushed

CLEVELAND: The Indians have a couple of options for what they could do with the fifth spot in the starting rotation, but no decision has been made yet. On Saturday, 37-year-old veteran Bruce Chen was called up to make his Indians debut. That didn’t go quite as well as planned, as Chen was hit for six earned runs in four innings. The Indians won’t be in need of a fifth starter until Saturday against Texas. They could keep Chen in the fifth spot or use him in the bullpen and see where they are this weekend. They also could call up from Triple-A Columbus Shaun Marcum, who was pitching well...
News-Herald May 10, 2015

Jim Ingraham's baseball notes: Swarzak dropped to bring in Chen

The Indians needed to make a roster move May 9 to clear a roster spot for Bruce Chen, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus.The odd man out: reliever Anthony Swarzak.
Chronicle-Telegram May 9, 2015

Indians notes: Anthony Swarzak designated to clear room for Bruce Chen

CLEVELAND — Anthony Swarzak was the odd man out. With the Indians needing to clear a roster spot for Saturday’s starting pitcher Bruce Chen, Swarzak, who is out of minor-league options, was designated for assignment. The hope is that the right-hander will clear waivers and accept an assignment at Triple-A Columbus. Swarzak, who was signed Read More...The post Indians notes: Anthony Swarzak designated to clear room for Bruce Chen appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain...
Twinkie Town May 9, 2015


There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear. Bruce Chen was so excited about this opportunity to pitch in the bigs again, he flew his family in from Panama. Yup. I just pooped all over your "hahaha Chen sucks" vibe. Sorry. The radio told me so, and now I tell it to you. We'll all forget Bruce Chen is a human person with hopes and aspirations. But, hey, let's remember this! A guy flew his family in to watch! Chen did what he does, which is throw junk and try to fool batters. It's worked before, sporadically, over 15 years. It didn't work today. At least, since Chen's...
Plain Dealer May 9, 2015

Cleveland Indians designate reliever Anthony Swarzak for assignment to create spot for Bruce Chen

Chen, 37, will make his Indians debut on Saturday afternoon. To clear a roster spot for the southpaw, the Tribe designated reliever Anthony Swarzak for assignment.
Akron Beacon Journal May 9, 2015

Indians purchase contract of Bruce Chen, designate for assignment Anthony Swarzak

The Indians on Saturday officially purchased the contract of Bruce Chen and called him up from Triple-A Columbus. He'll start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. That part had been known for a few days. It wasn't known who would be the odd man out on the 40-man roster. That turned out to be relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak, who was designated for assignment. He was acting as the eighth man in the bullpen. Swarzak had a 3.38 ERA in 13 1/3 innings pitched this season. Chen, 37, had a 1.74 ERA in 31 innings pitched with Triple-A Columbus this season.
Plain Dealer May 9, 2015
As he prepares for Cleveland Indians debut, Bruce Chen reflects on how he derived motivation from an 11-year-old ballerina

As he prepares for Cleveland Indians debut, Bruce Chen reflects on how he derived motivation from an 11-year-old ballerina

Bruce Chen had a self-evaluation over the winter. After he posted a 7.45 ERA and battled back problems in 2014, he had to ask himself: Did he still want to play?

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