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.