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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
Contract: view contract details
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Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is scheduled to make his season debut on Saturday night against the Rockies.
Chen struck out seven batters over five scoreless frames in his last minor league rehab start Sunday at High-A Jupiter, giving him a 1.17 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 total rehab frames. He's been an effective fantasy starter in the past and might be worth consideration in some deeper formats. The 32-year-old southpaw has missed the first four weeks of the 2018 regular season because of a partially torn ligament in his left elbow. Apr 25 - 12:27 AM

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Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) struck out seven across five scoreless frames in a rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Sunday.

Chen threw 60 of 73 pitches for strikes. The left-hander has now allowed just one run while boasting an 11/1 K/BB ratio across his first 7 2/3 rehab innings. Previous reports had indicated that Chen could join the Marlins' rotation as soon as April 27, but it's unclear whether that date is still on the table.
Apr 22 - 2:59 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab debut Tuesday night with High-A Jupiter.

Chen pitched pretty well overall, tallying four strikeouts. The veteran left-hander has logged just 33 innings at the major league level since the beginning of the 2017 season due to a partially torn ligament in his left elbow. He's aiming to join the Marlins' rotation on April 27 and would seem to be on track to meet that goal, but Chen is not worth stashing in standard fantasy formats.
Apr 18 - 12:49 AM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is aiming to make his season debut on April 27 against the Rockies.

Working his way back from a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, Chen hasn't made any official rehab starts yet but has pitched simulated games. Elbow issues have limited him to just 37 2/3 innings since the beginning of last season.
Apr 13 - 5:33 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is scheduled make a three-inning rehab appearance Thursday with High-A Jupiter.

Chen was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training due to a partially torn UCL in his left elbow. If all goes well with his minor league rehab assignment, the veteran southpaw could be an option for the Marlins' rotation around late April or early May.
Apr 11 - 3:45 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) threw 42 pitches in a three-inning simulated game Saturday.

Chen continues his rehab from a partially torn UCL, with a goal of returning to the rotation by the end of April. The next step may be another sim game, although a rehab assignment is likely to be part of the preparation as well. Chen pitched in just nine games last season due to the partial tear.
Apr 7 - 4:21 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is hoping to join the Marlins' rotation around April 27-30.

Chen is still trying to rehab a partially torn UCL in his left elbow and was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training. He is scheduled to test his arm in a simulated game later this week.
Apr 3 - 5:35 PM

Marlins placed LHP Wei-Yin Chen on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Chen is still attempting to rehab a partial UCL tear and probably won't be an option for the Marlins' rotation until sometime in May. He threw 16 pitches of live batting practice on Sunday in Jupiter, Florida.
Mar 27 - 6:11 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) threw 16 pitches in batting practice on Sunday.

Chen was limited to nine appearances (five starts) with the Marlins last season while rehabbing a partial UCL tear in his elbow, but he said after Sunday's throwing session that it was the best he felt in years. The southpaw still has a ways to go, but the Marlins are hoping he could be ready to join the rotation in May.
Mar 26 - 9:15 AM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Sunday.

Chen suffered a partially torn UCL last year, and won't pitch in any Grapefruit League games this spring. The plan will be to rebuild his arm strength once healthy, and if everything goes to plan he can return to the rotation sometime in late April to early May.
Mar 25 - 9:28 AM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill suggested last week that Chen could have a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation, but Mattingly pumped the brakes on that idea on the first official day of spring training. Chen has been trying to rehab a partial tear of the UCL in his left elbow, rather than undergo Tommy John surgery. He's due $10 million in 2018 plus an $8 million deferred bonus. Chen also carries a $20 million guarantee in 2019 and a $22 million guarantee in 2020. Derek Jeter couldn't shed this albatross.
Feb 14 - 1:22 PM

Marlins' president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Saturday that Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) has been cleared to resume throwing.

He also indicated that Chen projects to hold a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation. The veteran southpaw is trying to go the rest and rehab route to recovery rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery, so there's considerable injury risk to be had here.
Feb 10 - 1:34 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Wei-Yin Chen officially informed the Marlins on Sunday that he will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

Chen is owed $60 million over the next three years, holds a 4.72 ERA since the beginning of 2016 and is dealing with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. In other words, there was really no decision to make here. Chen received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow in September in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow on Wednesday.

The left-hander will not throw again this season. There's still a chance that the 32-year-old left hander may be forced to undergo Tommy John surgery this winter.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen has been shut down for the season due to renewed elbow discomfort.

Chen returned from the disabled list September 4 and made four appearances out of the Marlins' bullpen, but his left elbow is barking again. The future is uncertain for the 32-year-old southpaw, who is scheduled to visit a specialist sometime in the next week. Tommy John surgery may be a consideration given that Chen has already been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear. He logged just 33 total innings in 2017.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Jarlin Garcia
5Caleb Smith
6Dillon Peters
7Trevor Richards
8Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Tayron Guerrero
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Tyler Cloyd
9Merandy Gonzalez
10Brett Graves
11Nick Wittgren