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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
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Wei-Yin Chen got a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday for his injured left elbow.
PRP treatment is supposed to help the healing process. Chen was placed on the disabled list May 5 with discomfort in his left elbow and he felt renewed tightness when he tried to throw a bullpen session 10 days later. Surgery has been ruled out for now, but there is no real timetable for the southpaw's return to the active major league roster in Miami. May 23 - 8:38 PM

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A follow-up MRI taken Tuesday on the left elbow of Wei-Yin Chen revealed no new injuries.

Chen was sent for the exam after having to cut short a bullpen session this past weekend due to renewed elbow discomfort. He'll avoid surgery for now, though the left-hander has been pitching with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament since last summer and he's doubtful to return to the Marlins' rotation before mid-June.
May 17 - 10:36 AM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) could undergo another MRI.

Chen had to cut a bullpen session short Saturday after feeling renewed soreness in his left elbow. He's been pitching through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament since last summer. "I’m not sure if only rest can [help]," Chen said through translator Louis Chao. "I think I have to get an MRI and talk to the doctor and see what he thinks and then decide what we’re going to do." Chen has already had one Tommy John surgery, so obviously he'd like to avoid another one if at all possible. However, it's looking like a distinct possibility that he might have to go under the knife again.
May 14 - 12:53 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) had his bullpen session cut short on Saturday.

Chen "felt something" in his injured elbow and now the Marlins are in a "holding pattern" with him. "At this point, you really can't count on him in the near future," said manager Don Mattingly. Chen holds a 4.33 ERA in five starts this year.
May 13 - 4:36 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday.

But the Marlins will wait to see how he feels on Thursday before mapping out the next step. Chen, out since May 5 with left arm fatigue, might be cleared to return to the starting rotation without a minor league rehab assignment.
May 10 - 3:29 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) won't be ready to rejoin the Marlins' rotation later this week as hoped.

The club had been hoping he would miss only one turn, but that won't be the case. That seems to have taken a little bit of back turn," manager Don Mattingly said. "The news on the plane [Sunday] didn’t sound as encouraging as it was the other day like when there was no doubt he was going to make his next start. [Edinson Volquez] is definitely going to be back in. It doesn’t look like Chen is going to make his next start." Chen has been pitching through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament since late last season, although he said Monday that what he's feeling now is "totally different than what I felt last year." He had an MRI last week that revealed no additional damage. Jose Urena will continue to start in Chen's place.
May 8 - 6:46 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (arm) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Chen landed on the disabled list last week with what was termed as left arm fatigue, but the area of concern is his elbow. Still, assuming no issues on Wednesday, he could be activated to pitch as soon as Friday.
May 8 - 3:56 PM

Marlins placed LHP Wei-Yin Chen on the 10-day disabled list with left arm fatigue.

The Marlins announced earlier in the day that Chen would have Saturday's start against the Mets skipped and we now know the reason. There's optimism that he'll miss only the one start and should return when first eligible.
May 5 - 6:48 PM

Wei-Yin Chen will not start on Saturday against the Mets.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly wouldn't reveal the reason, but he said he expects Chen to be ready for his next start so it doesn't sound injury-related. The skipper didn't reveal who will start in Chen's place.
May 5 - 5:43 PM

Wei-Yin Chen held the Rays to two earned runs over six innings Monday in a no-decision.

Chen walked four but gave up only two hits and struck out seven. He left with the game tied 2-2, before the Rays pulled out a 4-2 win against the Miami bullpen. Chen stands 2-1 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 20/9 K/BB ratio in 27 innings (five starts) this season for Miami. He gets the Mets on the road next.
May 1 - 11:25 PM

Wei-Yin Chen surrendered four runs in five innings to take a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday evening.

He was done in by one big mistake -- a grand slam off the bat of Maikel Franco in the third inning that accounted for all the runs he allowed on the night. Chen gave up seven hits and two walks while fanning three in the outing. His record falls to 2-1 with a 4.71 ERA in 21 innings spread across four starts.
Apr 26 - 9:52 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven hitless innings as the Marlins took a no-hitter into the ninth on their way to beating the Mariners 5-0 on Tuesday.

Brad Ziegler kept the no-no going in the eighth, but Mitch Haniger broke it up with a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth. Chen threw 100 pitches to get through seven, and the Marlins weren't going to push him after his elbow problems last year (he threw 86 and 56 pitches in his first two starts). Chen got the win, moving him to 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA. He's not one of our preferred mixed-league starters, but there are worse options out there. He's due to get two starts next week, one in Philly and one at home against the Pirates.
Apr 19 - 1:08 AM

Wei-Yin Chen could do little right Thursday, yielding six runs -- including a pair of homers -- on seven hits over three innings against the Mets.

After a scoreless first inning, the Mets plated four runs in the second and scored two more in the third on back-to-back homers from Yoenis Cespedes and Wilmer Flores. The only good news for the southpaw was that the Marlins came back to tie the game, letting him off the hook, before eventually losing in the 16th inning. Chen has now had one good turn and one not-so-good turn -- both against the Mets -- in the 2017 season. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday in an interleague matchup with the Mariners in Seattle.
Apr 14 - 8:21 AM

Wei-Yin Chen spun six innings of one-run ball in a 7-2 win over the Mets on Friday.

Chen gave up an RBI double to Curtis Granderson in the first inning, but he shut the Mets down from there. The southpaw gave up seven hits in all while walking one and striking out five. Chen dealt with injuries during his first season with the Marlins while posting a 4.96 ERA over 22 starts, but he’s capable of better if healthy. The Marlins are going to need a turnaround to compete this year.
Apr 7 - 10:29 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed one run on four hits over three innings in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He managed only one strikeout against two walks but handled the Tigers' lineup efficiently nonetheless. He had a good spring, ending with a 3.32 ERA in 19 innings spread across six starts. He is solidly entrenched in the Marlins' starting rotation and will try to improve upon the 4.96 ERA he had in 22 starts last year in his first campaign in Miami.
Apr 1 - 3:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Christian Colon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Edinson Volquez
3Dan Straily
4Jeff Locke
5Jose Urena
6Justin Nicolino
7Tom Koehler
8Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Nick Wittgren
8Jarlin Garcia
9Brian Ellington
10Drew Steckenrider