BALTIMORE - At this hour, lefty Bruce Chen is still in Minnesota with the Royals and still tonight's scheduled starter against the Twins. But Theo Epstein has been seen with his phone to his ear a lot in the past few minutes, so stay tuned.
The Sox and Royals have been in trade talks today. Chen can be a Type-B free-agent and therefore the Royals would receive an extra draft pick if they lose him to free-agency. Therefore, they'd probably want a couple of Sox prospects for him.
Chen played briefly for the Sox in 2003.