Royals DFA Joseph, Activate Chen

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According to Andy McCullough on his Twitter account, the Royals have activated Bruce Chen from the 60 day DL, sent Tim Collins to AAA Omaha and have designated Donnie Joseph for assignment.


Bruce Chen has been rehabbing in AAA Omaha, and thus far as struggled this season posting a 7.45 ERA for the big league club and a 8.22 ERA for Omaha.


Donnie Joseph and Tim Collins had proven shakey at best this season, and with the need for a reliable left handed pitcher, Chen can hopefully come in and provide what Collins and Joseph could not. Joseph in his lone appearance with the big league club was rocked for 6 runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Collins has been a mainstay in the Royals bullpen since 2011, but has a 4.15 ERA this year, and has seemingly lost his ability to find the strike zone at times. With Chen doing a decent job out of the pen in 2013 before returning to a starting role (2.41 ERA in 33.2 innings) he would seemingly be an upgrade, and can provide Ned Yost with yet another late inning option.

The Royals now have 10 days to trade, release or place Donnie Joseph on waivers (within 7 days of the 10). If Joseph is not picked up by another team, Kansas City can then outright assign the player to the minor leagues.


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