With a potential one-game playoff starting them in the face, Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox are reportedly interested in acquiring Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen to start the potential play-in game.
Chen, 34, has bounced around the majors for years, playing for 10 teams in 13 seasons. Chen has a lifetime record of 60-58 with a 4.55 ERA and 878 strikeouts in 316 games. Chen was with the Red Sox in 2003, posting an 0-1 record with a 5.11 ERA and 12 strikeouts in five games.
This season, Chen's third with the Royals, he has a 12-8 record with a 3.98 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 24 games. Chen's best season came in 2005 with the Baltimore Orioles, when he had a 13-10 record, a 3.83 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 34 games.