Bruce Chen

#52, SP, Cleveland
Bruce Chen
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    216
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    June 19, 1977
  • Birth Place:
    Panama City, Panama
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Atlanta Braves
  • W
    0
  • L
    1
  • ERA
    12.79
  • K
    4
  • BB
    1


Player Notes
Bruce Chen has announced his retirement from baseball.

Advice: Chen announced the news via his Twitter account on Monday. He wrote: "Today, I would like to announce my retirement. For the last 22yrs I have been doing what I love for a living. I feel blessed and fortunate." Slated to turn 38 next month, the left-hander posted a 4.62 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over parts of 17 major league seasons.

More: Bruce Chen on Twitter

Sun, May 24 Rotoworld
Bruce Chen is considering retirement after being designated for assignment by the Indians on Saturday.

Advice: Chen, who will turn 38 next month, was rocked for nine runs over just 6 1/3 innings in his two starts with the Tribe. He'll clear waivers but could decide to just stay home rather than report to Triple-A Columbus. "You know when you talk to a guy at this point of his career, potentially he might decide to go home," said manager Terry Francona. "You want to really be respectful. He's such a good guy. I think he wants to take some time to talk to his family."

More: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mon, May 18 Rotoworld
Indians designated LHP Bruce Chen for assignment.

Advice: Chen lasted 2 1/3 innings Friday against Texas, getting the hook from Terry Francona after only 35 pitches. The 37-year-old has averaged just 84.5 mph on his fastball this season and opponents have hit .500 against him in 35 plate appearances. Zach McAllister may be asked to fill Chen's spot in the starting rotation.

Sun, May 17 Rotoworld
Bruce Chen was chased after giving up three runs in 2 1/3 innings Friday against the Rangers.

Advice: Chen gave up all three runs in the first inning on home runs by Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre. He allowed seven hits in all and it was obvious he wasn't fooling anyone, so Terry Francona brought the hook after just 35 pitches. His time in Cleveland's rotation figures to be short.

Sat, May 16 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, May 25

Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tex 12 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 40.2 62 40 39 21 14 30 8.63 1.87 .350
Home (this year) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 6 6 1 1 3 13.50 2.75 .476
Day (this year) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 6 6 1 1 3 13.50 2.75 .476
Last game vs. Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 7 3 3 2 0 1
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
May 15 @Tex W 8-3 - 2.1 7 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 12.79
May 9 Min L 4-7 L 4.0 10 6 6 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 13.50
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
1998 Atl 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.1 23 9 9 3 9 17 3.98 1.57 .288
1999 Atl 16 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 51.0 38 32 31 11 27 45 5.47 1.27 .208
2000 Atl 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.2 35 15 11 4 19 32 2.50 1.36 .232
2000 Phi 15 15 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 94.1 81 39 38 14 27 80 3.63 1.14 .232
2001 NYM 11 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 59.2 56 37 31 10 28 47 4.68 1.41 .255
2001 Phi 16 16 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 86.1 90 53 48 19 31 79 5.00 1.40 .262
2002 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50 .333
2002 Cin 39 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 39.2 37 24 19 7 20 37 4.31 1.44 .243
2002 Was 15 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 37.1 47 29 29 9 23 43 6.99 1.88 .303
2003 Bos 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12.1 12 8 7 4 2 12 5.11 1.14 .255
2003 Hou 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12.0 14 8 8 2 8 8 6.00 1.83 .311
2004 Bal 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 47.2 39 19 16 7 16 32 3.02 1.15 .220
2005 Bal 34 32 13 10 0 0 0 1 0 197.1 187 94 84 33 63 133 3.83 1.27 .248
2006 Bal 40 12 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 98.2 137 81 76 28 35 70 6.93 1.74 .334
2007 Tex 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 11 11 8 3 6 7 7.20 1.70 .275
2009 KC 17 9 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 62.1 74 42 40 12 25 45 5.78 1.59 .301
2010 KC 33 23 12 7 1 0 0 1 1 140.1 136 68 65 17 57 98 4.17 1.38 .254
2011 KC 25 25 12 8 0 0 0 1 0 155.0 152 71 65 18 50 97 3.77 1.30 .258
2012 KC 34 34 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 191.2 215 114 108 33 47 140 5.07 1.37 .281
2013 KC 34 15 9 4 0 2 2 0 0 121.0 107 46 44 13 36 78 3.27 1.18 .237
2014 KC 13 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 48.1 69 40 40 7 16 36 7.45 1.76 .343
2015 Cle 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 17 9 9 3 1 4 12.79 2.84 .500
Totals 400 227 82 81 1 2 8 4 1 1532.0 1578 849 786 257 546 1140 4.62 1.39 .266
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1998 Atl 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
1999 Atl 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2000 Phi 15 25 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 0 0 .040 .077 .040 .117
2000 Atl 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2001 NYM 11 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .316
2001 Phi 16 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .107 .107 .107 .214
2002 Was 15 12 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .417 .417 .500 .917
2002 Cin 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2003 Hou 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 Bal 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2006 Bal 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2009 KC 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2010 KC 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2011 KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 KC 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2013 KC 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Totals 162 125 5 19 1 0 0 3 3 58 0 0 .152 .172 .160 .332
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1998 Atl 4 P 4 20 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
1999 Atl 16 P 7 51 0 4 3 1 0 .750
2000 Phi 15 P 15 94 1 12 11 0 0 1.000
2000 Atl 22 P 0 39 0 3 3 0 1 1.000
2001 NYM 11 P 11 59 2 14 11 1 0 .929
2001 Phi 16 P 16 86 2 12 10 0 1 1.000
2002 Cin 39 P 1 39 4 8 4 0 0 1.000
2002 Was 15 P 5 37 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2002 NYM 1 P 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2003 Hou 11 P 0 12 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2003 Bos 5 P 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2004 Bal 8 P 7 47 4 11 7 0 1 1.000
2005 Bal 34 P 32 197 10 37 25 2 1 .946
2006 Bal 40 P 12 98 6 18 12 0 0 1.000
2007 Tex 5 P 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2009 KC 17 P 9 62 3 13 9 1 0 .923
2010 KC 33 P 23 140 4 29 24 1 0 .966
2011 KC 25 P 25 155 8 32 24 0 1 1.000
2012 KC 34 P 34 191 7 36 28 1 0 .972
2013 KC 34 P 15 121 5 20 15 0 0 1.000
2014 KC 13 P 7 48 4 9 4 1 0 .889
2015 Cle 2 P 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 400 P 227 1532 62 264 194 8 5 .970