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Bruce Chen AW-6

+ Cleveland Indians Status: Minors
Biography Data
Positions: P-581
Proper Name: Bruce Kastulo Chen
Born: June 19, 1977 (37.283)
Place Panama City, Panama
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 180 Bats/Throws: Switch-Left
High School:
College:
Drafted: 1993 -- Signed as free agent by Atlanta Braves
MLB Debut:September 7,1998 (21.080)
TBC Player ID:1192
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2015-02-17 - Cleveland Indians - Signed to Minor League Contract More
Prospect Ranks:[1999]MLB #4 ATL #1 [1998]MLB #27 [1997]MLB #83 ATL #3
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Cleveland Indians (2015-02-17)
Organizations:ATL, PHI, NYN, CIN, MON, BOS, HOU, BAL, TOR, TEX, KCA
Signed by:Gil Garrido
Pitch Repertoire Slider (27.72%) -- Sinker (26.48%) -- Fastball (18.51%) -- Changeup (15.07%) -- Curveball (12.22%) -- Automatic Ball (0.01%)
Fastball Velocity: [2014] - 85.83 - [2013] - 86.57 - [2012] - 87.34 - [2011] - 87.12 - [2010] - 88.19
Scouting Scores
control k-rating efficiency vsPower
58 61 63 36


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2015MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2015-02-17Cleveland IndiansSPMinorsCleveland IndiansMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2014
    2014-09-08-SPFA-MLBCleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent---
    2014-09-05-SPFA-MLBReleased by Royals---
    2014-08-29Kansas City RoyalsSPDFAKansas City RoyalsMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2014-06-24Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2014-06-21Kansas City RoyalsSPDL-60Kansas City RoyalsMLBTransferred to 60-day DL---
    2014-05-02Kansas City RoyalsSPDL-15Kansas City RoyalsMLBDL-15 Inflamed disc, lower back40man
    2014-01-31Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($4.25m) Option for 2015 40man
    2013
    2013-10-31SPFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2012
    2012-05-06Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Royals
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Royals
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Royals
    Signed by Royals to minor league contract
    Signed by Rangers to minor league contract
    Sent to Orioles by Blue Jays for future considerations.
    Signed by Blue Jays
    Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Astros.
    Signed as Free Agent by Astros.
    Released by Reds
    Released by Reds.
    Expos acquired RHP Saul Rivera to complete trade
    Traded by Expos to Reds for Jim Brower.
    Traded by Mets with Saul Rivera, Luis Figueroa and Dicky Gonzalez to Expos for Matt Watson, Phil Seibel and Scott Strickland.
    Traded by Phillies with Adam Walker to Mets for Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook.
    Traded by Braves with Jimmy Osting to Phillies for Andy Ashby.
    Signed as nondrafted free agent by Braves
    Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves.
    Draft Instances
    Signed as undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Kansas City Royals$ 3,000,0003091366$ 500,000$ 3,221,0392014-01-31 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($4.25m) Option for 2015
    2013Kansas City Royals$ 4,500,000221876$ 490,000$ 3,003,067
    2012Kansas City Royals$ 4,500,000206678$ 480,000$ 2,952,482
    2011Kansas City Royals$ 2,000,000331563$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-11-23 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2012-2013 ($9m)
    2011-01-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($2m)
    2010Kansas City Royals$ 400,000757300$ 400,000$ 2,812,594
    2009Kansas City Royals$ 400,000724300$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4m) Minor league contract
    2009-02-28 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.6m) Minor League Contract
    2007Texas Rangers$ 600,0004811540$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-02-06 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.6m) Minor league contract
    2006Baltimore Orioles$ 3,800,000202975$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($3.8m) Avoided arbitration
    2005Baltimore Orioles$ 550,0004782047$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-02-14 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.55m)
    2004Baltimore Orioles$ 300,000755330$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003Boston Red Sox$ 550,0004642742$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2003Houston Astros$ 550,0004641642$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Cincinnati Reds$ 300,0005692336$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2002Montreal Expos$ 300,0005692236$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2002New York Mets$ 300,0005692436$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001Philadelphia Phillies$ 300,0005732336$ 200,000$ 1,897,758
    2001New York Mets$ 300,0005732436$ 200,000$ 1,897,758
    2000Philadelphia Phillies$ 207,5007223120$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    2000Atlanta Braves$ 207,5007223020$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Atlanta Braves$ 200,000807350$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998Atlanta Braves$ 170,000812360$ 170,000$ 1,276,192

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