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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULES: LHP BRUCE CHEN (2.21.15)

30 Mar

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is left-handed swingman Bruce Chen.

Bruce Chen, LHP

Throws: Left — Bats: Left — Entering his age-37 season — Contract: Non-roster invitee to spring training

2014 Overview: The 2014 season was not a kind one to Chen, who only threw 42.1 innings in the majors due to injury issues involving an inflamed disc in his back and underperformance. When he was on the mound, Chen served as a swingman for the Royals, making seven starts and six appearances out of the bullpen. The left-hander’s 4.58 FIP in 2014 was not too terrible, but his 7.45 ERA was hard to swallow, ultimately leading to Chen’s release by Kansas City in September. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 21, 2015

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in ZY. February 2015

 

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