Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen was given an epidural on Tuesday for an inflamed disk in his back.
Chen, 36, has already been scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday. In four starts this season Chen sports a 7.45 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP.
Bruce Chen received an epidural to combat an inflamed disc in his back. The team is not sure if he can start Saturday.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) April 29, 2014
While the Royals have denied that Chen’s rotation spot is in jeopardy, they can only trot him out there so many times before they pull the plug.