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Bruce Chen to stay with Royals

Updated: February 1, 2014, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Bruce Chen got his wish Thursday, agreeing to a $4.25 million, one-year contract to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he's spent the past five seasons.

Chen became a free agent after last season, but he made it clear that he wanted to return to the Royals. He'll do so on a deal that pays $3.25 million this season with a mutual option at $5.5 million for 2015 with a $1 million buyout. The deal was subject to a physical, which Chen passed on Saturday.

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