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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that he's not counting on Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) being a factor for the rest of this season.
Chen resumed a throwing program last week, but he has a ways to go before he'd be game-ready. "He will run out of games on the minor league side where he has a chance to go out and compete," Mattingly said. "At this point I don't really count on Wei-Yin coming back and being a huge part of anything. But it's positive from the standpoint that he's doing better, he's throwing, he's on that road. Where that gets to I don't know if that's part of this season or not." Aug 14 - 12:14 PM

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Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) played catch Wednesday.

He made 25 throws from a distance of 60 feet and reported no issues with his left elbow. The hope is that Chen -- out since July 21 with a left elbow sprain -- will be able to return to the Marlins' starting rotation sometime in September. But this is probably going to be a slow-going rehab.
Aug 10 - 10:40 AM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

Chen has been sidelined for a little over two weeks with a left elbow sprain, but hasn't progressed past strengthening exercises. At this point, a return in September might be the best-case scenario. The southpaw had a disappointing 4.99 ERA over 19 starts prior to the injury.
Aug 9 - 8:46 AM

Marlins placed LHP Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21, with a left elbow sprain.

Chen having an elbow issue was first reported by SiriusXM's Craig Mish. Manager Don Mattingly said that the club is hopeful the injury isn't serious, but it sounds like they might not know for sure until after Chen is examined further. Jarred Cosart has placed Chen in the rotation for the time being, but the Marlins are expected to seek rotation help before the trade deadline.
Jul 24 - 4:20 PM

SiriusXM's Craig Mish reports that Wei-Yin Chen's injury is arm related and "could be (his) elbow."

The Marlins announced Saturday that Chen would not start Monday, but they didn't reveal the nature of his injury. It's unclear at this point how serious the ailment might be, but we should find out before long. Jarred Cosart is taking Chen's spot in the rotation for now, but the club is almost surely going to land a starter prior to the trade deadline.
Jul 24 - 11:19 AM

Wei-Yin Chen has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Phillies.

It's an injury, but there are no specifics yet. Look for an update Sunday morning. Jarred Cosart will be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to take the hill instead.
Jul 23 - 11:43 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was touched up for four runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

He managed to fan five batters without walking anyone but got hit early and often. The loss moves his record to 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA. He has a league-average strikeout rate and an excellent walk rate. Home runs have been the problem this year. He has given up 20 longballs in 19 starts.
Jul 20 - 10:14 PM

Wei-Yin Chen surrendered four runs on six hits in six innings but did not factor into the decision in the Marlins' 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Cardinals on Friday.

He struck out five and walked one. All the damage came in the fourth inning when he gave up a solo homer to Stephen Piscotty and a three-run homer to Tommy Pham. He has given up 19 home runs already in his 18 starts. Chen is having a poor year in a pitchers' park in Miami after having a very good year in a hitters' park in Baltimore last season. He will take his 5-2 record and 4.90 ERA into a road matchup with the Phillies next week.
Jul 16 - 1:05 AM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed just three hits and one walk over seven frames of one-run ball in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Mets.

Chen came into the outing in a funk but put up a very encouraging performance against the Mets. He struck out five on the night, with Yoenis Cespedes' solo shot in the fourth inning representing the only dent on the scoreboard. The left-hander no doubt will be unhappy carrying a 4.83 ERA into the All-Star break, but at least he'll go in on a positive note.
Jul 5 - 11:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed eight hits and four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Chen's struggles this season continue, as his ERA climbed to 5.11 with a 1.32 WHIP through 16 starts following Thursday's outing. Some good fortune has his record at 4-3, but Chen's earned run average has grown in each of his three months thus far this season. The southpaw will try to buck that trend starting Tuesday against the Mets.
Jul 1 - 1:03 AM

Wei-Yin Chen struck out seven while allowing two runs over seven innings Thursday against the Cubs.

Chen allowed just five hits, including a solo homer to David Ross, without issuing a walk. It was a promising showing after Chen had struggled in his previous three starts. He didn't factor in the decision, keeping him at 4-2 on the year, and the 30-year-old owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 15 starts. An interleague date with the Tigers is on tap for Wednesday.
Jun 23 - 9:57 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed six runs on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings before being removed Saturday against the Rockies.

Amazingly, the Marlins still won the game, letting Chen off the hook for what would have been his third loss. The southpaw just didn't have much working, as he gave up two doubles and a triple among his seven hits allowed, and he struck out just one while walking two on the day. His ERA ballooned to 5.22 with the poor showing, certainly not what the Marlins expected when they gave him $80 million this past winter. He'll try to get back on the rails Thursday against the Cubs.
Jun 18 - 10:13 PM

Wei-Yin Chen could not keep the ball in the park during Monday's 13-4 win over the Padres, surrendering four solo homers across six innings.

Chen scattered seven hits and struck out seven. But about those home runs. Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Adam Rosales and Melvin Upton Jr. all took the veteran southpaw deep before the metaphorical book was closed on his evening. He will carry a 4.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time out.
Jun 14 - 2:19 AM

Wei-Yin Chen coughed up five runs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits and three home runs to the Twins on Wednesday night but did not factor in to the decision.

Chen gave up home runs to Joe Mauer, Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier but didn't take a loss because his opponent, Ricky Nolasco, was just as bad. Chen struck out only two batters but didn't walk anyone. Chen's ERA swelled to 4.56 on the season. His peripherals this year closely match his career rates, which indicates he is likely to deliver an ERA near 3.75 from here to the end of the year. He is a back-end fantasy starter in mixed leagues, not much more than a matchup play against weak opponents. He should probably be benched altogether against strong teams.
Jun 9 - 1:59 AM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed one hit, but two runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Thursday.

Chen was working on a no-hitter when Jung Ho Park hit a double to lead off the seventh inning. After issuing a walk, one of his three in the contest, Chen was relieved by Dustin McGowan, who allowed both inherited runners to score on a two-out double by Matt Joyce. It was still a very strong outing for the 30-year-old, who owns a 4.25 ERA in 11 starts. An interleague date with the Twins is on tap for Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 12:28 AM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Robert Andino
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Adam Conley
4Andrew Cashner
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Urena
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6Nick Wittgren
7Hunter Cervenka
8Bryan Morris