Monday, March 2, 2009

Royals add lefty

The Royals agreed to terms with free agent lefty Bruce Chen on Sunday.

Chen, 31, is a 10 year major league veteran with nine different clubs. Most notably, Chen began his career in (where else?) Atlanta. He went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA with the Orioles a few years back as a starter, but he has since been converted to a full-time reliever.

Chen didn't pitch last season after undergoing successful elbow surgery. He will likely be competing for a spot at Triple-A Omaha, though there is an outside chance he could make the big league club. Chen will not immediately report to spring training after electing to pitch in the World Baseball Classic with Panama - his native country.

1 comment:

Ray W said...

Another reason to watch the WBC, to root for Panama.