Bruce Chen has endured plenty of misery with the Kansas City Royals, but just as things started to look up:
The first-place Royals have since confirmed Cotillo's tweet, putting an end to the veteran left-hander's sixth season with the franchise.
Chen allowed 16 earned runs in four starts before landing on the disabled at the end of April. He made appearances for the Royals' Double- and Triple-A affiliates between three spot starts with the big club in July.
In 13 total appearances this season, the 37-year-old authored a 7.45 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 48 and 1/3 innings.