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Mon, 20 May 2013 16:53:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he's looking to "mix and match" different relievers in the eighth inning to give RP Kelvin Herrera a chance to pitch in lower-leverage situations. RPs Aaron Crow, Tim Collins, Luke Hochevar or even Bruce Chen could become the primary setup man to RP Greg Holland while Herrera works on some things. Herrera allowed a game-winning homer Sunday, May 19, and it was his eighth homer allowed in his last 14 innings.
Fantasy Tip: There's no telling who might emerge as the new eighth-inning setup man, or if Herrera will get the job back rather quickly. Herrera can be dropped now in most leagues as Holland's primary handcuff while he works out his problems in allowing the long ball.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:12:13 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza won the No. 5 spot in the rotation. SP Bruce Chen is headed to the bullpen.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:15:23 -0700
The Kansas City Royals named SP James Shields as their opening day starter. He'll be followed by SPs Ervin Santana, Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and either Bruce Chen or Luis Mendoza.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:17:03 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen allowed four runs in the first inning over five innings against minor leaguers Thursday, March 21. However, he gave up no runs and two singles while striking out four and walking none over his final four innings. Chen is competing with SP Luis Mendoza for the final rotation spot.
Fantasy Tip: Chen is the favorite to win the last rotation spot, even though Mendoza has more upside of the two. Chen is useful in the deepest of AL leagues, but only as an innings eater.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:09:00 -0800
Kansas City Royals SPs Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar both looked good during their outings Tuesday, March 5, as they compete for the No. 5 starting job. Chen gave up a run and two hits while striking out two in three innings and Hochevar tossed three scoreless innings, and manager Ned Yost had good things to say about both pitchers. SP Luis Mendoza is also in the picture in this competition.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:54:58 -0800
The Colorado Rockies had expressed interest in Kansas City Royals SPs Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar during the offseason but talks never gained traction.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:42:47 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen will not pitch for Team China in the World Baseball Classic.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:23:31 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SPs Luis Mendoza, Luke Hochevar, Bruce Chen, Everett Teaford and Will Smith are fighting for the No. 5 rotation spot this spring.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:51:29 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost thinks the team can get away with a seven-man bullpen this year, which is one less than they carried for much of last season. RPs Greg Holland, Kelvin Herrera, Tim Collins and Aaron Crow are locks, and Ps Luke Hochevar, Bruce Chen and Luis Mendoza could be battling for the final spot. Hochevar, Chen and Mendoza are also all out of minor league options.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:56:02 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen, who played for Panama in the last World Baseball Classic, is still hoping to play for China in this spring's Classic, but Chen doesn't have any documentation tying him to China since his grandparents moved from China to Panama some 70 years ago. Team China is in the process of making an appeal to Major League Baseball on Chen's behalf.