Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:09:35 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen is open to an assignment to Triple-A Columbus, according to manager Terry Francona. The skipper informed Chen Tuesday, March 24, that he would not make the opening day roster. The team has given Chen the ability to opt out of his contract if a major league opportunity presents itself with another organization.
Fantasy Tip: Chen might re-surface at some point due to poor performances or if injuries crop up. For now, don't bother with him in any fantasy format, though.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:17:03 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen has been informed Tuesday, March 24, that he will make the regular season roster, but he can remain in camp.
Fantasy Tip: Scratch Chen off those AL-only fantasy cheat sheet, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see him go to Triple-A Columbus and work his way back up at some point this season.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:18:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians SPs T.J. House, Danny Salazar, Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Shaun Marcum and Bruce Chen will battle for the two open spots in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Salazar and House to break camp with the jobs. While Tomlin and McAllister tip the scales slightly in AL-only formats, the other two hold no fantasy value. Last season, Salazar failed to follow up his monster 2013 second half and even spent time in the minors. He possess a high-end arsenal of pitches and significant upside, especially in the punch-out department, but shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in mixed leagues. House is a flier in deep mixed leagues, but he is likely be left to AL-only formats. He was better with Cleveland, than he was throughout his entire time at Class AAA, which highlights the risk associated with his fantasy stock.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:14:45 -0800
The Cleveland Indians will let SP Bruce Chen compete for a spot in the rotation. If he is unable to secure a starting job the team will also look at him as a relief pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: Chen seemingly has been around forever, and the past few seasons he has been forgotten about on draft day in AL-only fantasy leagues. However, he seems to re-emerge as a useful option from time to time when he gets on a roll, and he just isn't going away. Don't be surprised in May or June if you're looking for a pitcher on the waiver wire and are tempted to add Chen again.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:40:28 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen has an opt-out clause in his contract that can be triggered at the end of spring camp.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:09:31 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen will get a crack at the starting rotation this spring, but Chen will have plenty of competition for the fifth spot. Danny Salazar, T.J. House and Zach McAllister will also compete for the job.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:32:22 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen will make $1 million during the 2015 season, and he has a chance at $1 million in performance bonuses as part of his minor-league contract.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:24:52 -0800
Free-agent SP Bruce Chen has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians Monday, Feb. 16.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:28:44 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen was released Friday, Sept. 5.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:36:40 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen was designated from assignment Friday, Aug. 28. In a corresponding move, RP Louis Coleman was recalled from Triple-A Omaha.