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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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Wei-Yin Chen pitched five innings of two-run ball Tuesday in a loss to the Astros.
Chen allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six. Unfortunately, two of the three hits he allowed were homers, but the breeze out to right might have had something to do with those. Chen has a 3.27 ERA this spring. Mar 21 - 4:03 PM

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Wei-Yin Chen surrendered a pair of solo homers in three innings Friday in a loss to the Twins.

Those homers accounted for the only runs he allowed today and also the only ones he's allowed in six innings for the spring. We're rather skeptical about him returning to Orioles form after missing much of last year with a sprained elbow ligament, but it's encouraging that he hasn't had any setbacks this spring.
Mar 10 - 5:40 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched two perfect innings in his start Sunday against the Astros.

Most starters throw two and then three innings in the first two appearances of the spring, but the plan was always for Chen to throw one inning his first time out and then two innings today. He's right where the Marlins want him to be coming off a year ruined by an elbow sprain.
Mar 5 - 5:04 PM

Wei-Yin Chen threw a scoreless inning Tuesday in his start against the Mets.

Chen hasn't had any issues this spring, but the Marlins are still going easy on him after last year's elbow sprain. He could be something of a fantasy sleeper if he's throwing well at the end of the spring.
Feb 28 - 4:34 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Chen gave up a home run among his six hits allowed, and the southpaw struck out five compared to one walk issued. He made 22 starts in total in his first season with the Marlins, going 5-5 with a disappointing 4.96 ERA. A left elbow sprain cost him two months as well. The 31-year-old will be a bounce-back candidate in 2017.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs over four innings of work Saturday against the Braves.

In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Chen threw 62 pitches -- four fewer than in his first start -- while allowing four hits and not issuing a walk. It was a similar line to his last start against the Nationals, and Chen now owns a 5.02 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 21 starts this year. Chen will make his final start of 2016 Friday against the Nationals.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Making his first start in two months, Wei-Yin Chen yielded three runs over 4 1/3 frames in a 4-3 victory over the Nationals.

Chen faced the minimum through four innings but quickly ran into trouble in the fifth, permitting two one-out singles and then a three-run homer to Danny Espinosa. The left-hander was probably gassed after a long layoff, and the Marlins overall were probably encouraged with what they saw. He gave up just four hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out three. Chen should be able to go a bit deeper into this weekend's start versus the Braves.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Marlins activated LHP Wei-Yin Chen from the 15-day disabled list.

Chen has been out since late July with a left elbow sprain, but he'll make his return in a start Monday against the Nationals. The 31-year-old had a disappointing 4.99 ERA in 19 starts prior to the injury and makes for a risky play in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will rejoin the Marlins' rotation on Monday versus the Nationals.

It had been looking like a longshot for a while that Chen would make it back for a meaningful role this season, but he's gotten through a couple simulated games recently with no issues. The lefty has been out since late July with a left elbow sprain.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Chen, out since late July with a left elbow sprain, made it through a simulated game on Friday and will continue to test himself for a return to game action. A minor league rehab assignment isn't an option at this point of the season, but the Marlins still hope to get him back sometime this month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Friday at the Marlins' spring training complex.

The left-hander resumed throwing off a mound a week ago and is ready to face hitters now. The minor league season will surely be over by the time Chen will be ready for game action even in a best-case scenario, as he remains a long shot to contribute during the final month.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) tossed 20 pitches -- all fastballs -- Wednesday in a bullpen session.

Baby steps, but Chen did not report any pain after the short workout. Marlins manager Don Mattingly has said that a mid-September return would be the most optimistic outlook for the veteran southpaw, but the club is not banking on that. Chen was placed on the disabled list with a left elbow sprain retroactive to July 21. He began a throwing program several weeks ago, but without quick progress in his rehab from here a return in 2016 will begin to look more doubtful.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:40:00 PM

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."
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 12:14:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:40:00 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.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 08:46:00 AM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
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3Edinson Volquez
4Dan Straily
5Tom Koehler
6Jeff Locke
7Jose Urena
8Justin Nicolino
9Scott Copeland
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R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
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