Royals re-sign Bruce Chen to a 1 year deal

Published On: Jan 30 2014 01:36:47 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2014 12:05:21 AM CST

The Kansas City Royals have re-signed Bruce Chen to a one year deal with an option for 2015 on Thursday.

Chen has been with the Royals for the last five seasons. Last year the left-hander was 9-4 with a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts and 19 appearances out of the bullpen. KC is expected to use Chen either as a starter or long reliever this season as well.

The Royals also made a trade with Seattle for outfielder Carlos Peguero for either a player or cash. Last year Peguero had a .260 batting average, 28 doubles and 83 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma. In addition, KC designated pitcher Everett Teaford for assignment.