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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Wei-Yin Chen tossed eight dominant innings in a win against the Rangers on Wednesday, allowing only two runs.
Chen scattered four hits and a walk while striking out two. Both runs came on solo home runs by Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Rua in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Chen had also pitched well on Friday in his return to the Orioles' rotation. He now owns a 2.84 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 78/22 K/BB ratio over 95 innings. The lefty will take on the Twins on the road in his next outing. Jul 1 - 9:27 PM

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Wei-Yin Chen looked good in his return to the Orioles rotation on Friday, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians.

The southpaw whiffed five on the night while walking a pair. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Ryan Raburn and Brandon Moss each belting solo home runs. He'll look for further improve upon his sparkling 2.90 ERA when he does battle against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Jun 26 - 11:36 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Wei-Yin Chen from High-A Frederick.

The Orioles wanted to give the veteran southpaw some extra rest and skip a start, so they made a controversial move by sending him down to High-A for a week. He'll bring a 2.89 ERA and 1.12 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Indians.
Jun 26 - 6:52 PM

Wei-Yin Chen is slated to rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Friday against the Indians.

Chen was sent down to High-A Frederick last week in a controversial move. The southpaw boasts a 2.89 ERA this season and will be a good play versus the Tribe's left-handed heavy lineup.
Jun 21 - 12:16 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Wei-Yin Chen to High-A Frederick.

Chen was going to be skipped in Toronto because the Blue Jays excel against left-handed pitching, so the O's decided to open a roster spot by moving him to the minors for a bit. Chen tossed eight scoreless innings against the Phillies on Monday, lowering his ERA to 2.89.
Jun 16 - 4:16 PM

Wei-Yin Chen held the Phillies scoreless over eight innings, earning the win on Monday.

It was a combination of the Phillies' feeble offense performing as advertised and Chen pitching effectively. The lefty limited the opposition to four hits and a walk while fanning nine. Chen has quietly put together a sterling 2015 campaign, owning a 2.89 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 71/19 K/BB ratio over 81 innings. He'll look to repeat the performance over the weekend in a tough road match-up with the powerful Blue Jays.
Jun 15 - 9:46 PM

Wei-Yin Chen struck out a season-high nine in a no-decision during Thursday afternoon's 3-2 win over the Astros.

Chen's previous strikeout high this season was seven, which he achieved in back-to-back starts in mid-May. Against the Astros, the only runs to smudge his line came on a solo homer by Hank Conger in the third inning and a sacrifice fly by Evan Gattis in the fourth. He scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings while walking two. With a career K/9 of 6.9, Chen's not going to pump up the K count too often, but even with his relatively low strikeout rate, he remains one of the most consistent starters in the bigs and currently boasts a 3.18 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 57/17 K/BB ratio over 68 innings. Chen will have a chance to strut his stuff against the Red Sox next Wednesday.
Jun 4 - 5:16 PM

Wei-Yin Chen overcame some early troubles against the Rays on Saturday, eventually lasting seven innings while surrendering three runs on six hits.

There was talk of Chen being pushed back from this start with undisclosed soreness, but he was able to give it a go. He surrendered solitary runs in each of the first three innings and served up solo home runs to Steve Souza and Joey Butler in the second and third innings, respectively, before settling down to give the Orioles seven innings. The home run continues to be a dark shade on what's been a very good season--he's allowed 10 long balls in 61 2/3 innings. Homers aside, Chen is posting rock solid numbers across the board, with a 3.21 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 48/15 K/BB ratio. He's been the model of consistency this season, having allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of his 10 starts. Assuming there's no setback with his injury, he'll face the Astros in his next outing.
May 30 - 6:17 PM

Wei-Yin Chen will start Saturday against the Rays.

Chen recently dealt with some undisclosed soreness, but it's apparently not a major concern. The southpaw has a 3.13 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings over his first nine starts this season.
May 28 - 4:15 PM

Wei-Yin Chen could have his next start pushed back.

It's not clear exactly what's ailing Chen, but the Orioles have listed his spot Saturday against the Rays as to-be-determined. There should be an update soon. Chen owns a sharp 3.13 ERA, 1.189 WHIP, and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season.
Source: MASN
May 28 - 1:13 PM

Wei-Yin Chen took the loss on Wednesday against the Mariners, surrendering four runs in seven innings.

The big blow came in the fourth when Justin Ruggiano slugged a two-run home run to left-center to push the Mariners' lead to 3-0. Chen gave up eight hits overall without issuing a walk and striking out four. The four runs represent the most he's allowed in a single start this season, a testament to how good he's been. The lefty has a 2.90 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 38/14 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. Chen will take on the Astros at home the next time he takes the hill.
May 20 - 10:12 PM

Wei-Yin Chen put in a typically strong start against the Angels on Friday, allowing just two runs over seven innings.

Chen pitched great, but Jered Weaver pitched a little better in the pitcher's duel and Chen was saddled with his second loss of the season. The two runs on his line came on a solo home run by Albert Pujols in the first inning and a sacrifice fly by Carlos Perez in the second. After that, Chen put things on cruise control. He struck out seven, walked one and scattered five hits during his time on the mound. Though Chen only has one win this season, his numbers are uniformly great, as he holds a 2.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 34/13 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings. He gets a home start against the Mariners next time he toes the rubber.
May 15 - 9:37 PM

Wei-Yin Chen picked up his first victory of the 2015 season on Saturday, limiting the Yankees to one run on five hits over seven innings.

Chen punched out seven batters on the impressive afternoon while issuing just one walk. The only blemish was a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. He has been tremendous early in the season, compiling a 2.52 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 27/12 K/BB ratio across 35 2/3 innings. Chen will look to continue that dominance next Friday against the Angels.
May 9 - 4:03 PM

Wei-Yin Chen yielded just two runs over six innings in a no-decision as the Orioles came back to win against the Rays on Sunday.

The lefty gave up a home run to James Loney in the second inning and an RBI single to Logan Forsythe in the fifth, accounting for all of the scoring in the first five innings. Overall, he gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Though he has an impressive 2.83 ERA, five of the 14 runs he has allowed this season are unearned. Chen also sports a 1.15 WHIP with a 20/11 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the Yankees in the Bronx in his next start.
May 3 - 4:55 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched a strong game against the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing just two runs over eight innings.

Chen surrendered just four hits while striking out five and walking one in the contest. Despite his sterling start, he didn't factor in the decision, though his team did ultimately pick up a 5-4 extra-innings win. Both runs Chen allowed came courtesy of a Mike Napoli two-run homer in the second inning. The 29-year-old's ERA now sits at 2.78 and he holds a 16/9 K/BB over 22 2/3 innings. He's been incredibly consistent since entering the majors in 2012, having never posted a single-season ERA higher than 4.07. Chen will try to keep on keepin' on against Rays in his next start.
Apr 25 - 10:19 PM

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SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2Nolan Reimold
3Chris Parmelee
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Steve Pearce
DH1Jimmy Paredes
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S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
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R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
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