Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:19:36 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (appendix) will need an appendectomy, and he won't return to the team until Friday, July 11. SP Bruce Chen is expected to start in Vargas' place Sunday, July 13.
Fantasy Tip: With the All-Star break coming next week, Vargas has a good chance of only missing the one start.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:56:51 -0700
Kansas City Royals P Bruce Chen will work as a long reliever, according to manager Ned Yost. Yost also said RP Tim Collins, who was optioned to make room for Chen, needs to work on his off-speed command.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:57:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and RP Tim Collins was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. P Donnie Joseph was designated for assignment.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:08:56 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have transferred SP Bruce Chen (back) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:53:01 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) allowed two runs and three hits while striking out 11 in 5 1/3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha Wednesday, June 18.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:07:00 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) is scheduled to make another minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Omaha Wednesday, June 18, and he is confident about the appearance. "I'm going to dominate," Chen said. "It's part of my plan. Get all the runs out of my way, then boom, you make a big impression. And it's like, 'Oh, yeah, now he's ready'."
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:11:30 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) will participate in a rehab start Friday, June 13. The lefty doesn't believe he's ready to return to the majors yet.
Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:56 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SP Bruce Chen (back) looked good during a simulated game Friday, May 30. Chen is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, June 1, and likely would go on a rehab assignment if everything goes well. Chen likely will need to make at least three rehab starts before rejoining the team.
Mon, 26 May 2014 20:39:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) threw 25 pitches during a simulated game Monday, May 26, and reported feeling fine. He threw all of his pitches. "I'm a little rusty, but I can make adjustments. I should be OK," Chen said. There has still been no decision whether Duffy will head out on a minor-league rehab assignment or not.
Sun, 25 May 2014 11:24:24 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (back) will throw live batting practice Monday, May 26.