Veteran pitcher Bruce Chen released by Royals

Updated: September 5, 2014, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Left-hander Bruce Chen has been released by the Kansas City Royals.

The 37-year-old pitcher was designated for assignment Aug. 29, a day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota.

Chen began the season in the rotation, went on the disabled list with a back injury and finished 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games. He had a 47-43 record with a 4.53 ERA in six seasons with Kansas City.

Chen is 82-80 with a 4.91 ERA in a big league career that also has included stints with Atlanta, Philadelphia, the New York Mets, Montreal, Cincinnati, Houston, Baltimore and Texas.

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