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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Wei-Yin Chen is seeking a deal worth $85 million over five years.
It sounds crazy on the surface, but Chen owns a 3.72 ERA (110 ERA+) over his first four seasons in the majors while calling the American League East home. The 30-year-old is arguably the second-best left-handed starter on the market behind David Price. Chen's agent Scott Boras will surely remind teams of this as he attempts to reach the lofty asking price. Nov 25 - 1:33 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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LHP Wei-Yin Chen declined the Orioles' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

It would have been a huge raise for Chen, who made just $4.75 million in 2015. However, the left-hander is poised to net a large multi-year contract as a free agent. The Yankees are one club that appears very interested in Chen.
Nov 13 - 3:49 PM

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees could make a serious run at Wei-Yin Chen.

Feinsand writes that the Yanks want to add a left-handed starter who has had success in the American League. David Price obviously fits that description, but his price could soar to ridiculous heights. Chen should come much, much cheaper this winter and the 30-year-old southpaw registered a solid 3.34 ERA across 191 1/3 innings this summer for the rival Orioles. "A lot of teams are going to be in on him," said Feinsand's source. "But the Yankees are going to be one of them."
Nov 12 - 8:31 AM

Orioles extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to LHP Wei-Yin Chen.

Chen will reject it, as he's in line to get a multi-year deal this winter. Arguably one of the more underrated starters in the game, the left-hander held a 3.34 ERA and 153/41 K/BB ratio in 191 1/3 innings for the O's this season.
Nov 6 - 3:49 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are likely to extend a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Wei-Yin Chen.

The Orioles are also expected to give qualifying offers to Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, but that was already a given for the most part. It will be interesting to see how a qualifying offer could impact Chen's market, as whoever signs him would have to surrender a draft pick. It could increase the chances of him returning to the Orioles in 2016. The 30-year-old owns a 3.72 ERA in 117 starts over his first four seasons in the majors.
Nov 4 - 1:06 PM

Wei-Yin Chen held the Yankees to two runs over six-plus innings in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Yankees.

Chen finished the season strong, giving up just four hits (three of them singles) and three walks. He struck out three batters and threw 69 out of 103 pitches for strikes. The southpaw allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his final four starts and will wrap up his season with a 3.34 ERA and 153/41 K/BB ratio in 191 1/3 innings over 31 starts. He's another key piece for the Orioles who is headed for free agency this winter.
Oct 3 - 3:30 PM

In the first game of tomorrow's double-header between the Yankees and the Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen will start opposite of Ivan Nova.

Friday's game was postponed due to rain, requiring a bit of juggling with the rotations. Ivan Nova and Wei-Yin Chen will square off in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, while Luis Severino and Ubaldo Jimenez will take the ball for their respective teams in the second game.

Wei-Yin Chen gave up two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in the Orioles' loss to the Red Sox.

Chen only yielded five hits and he struck out seven, but the Baltimore offense couldn't muster a single run of support in the ugly blowout loss at Fenway Park. Chen now stands 10-8 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 150/38 K/BB ratio through 185 1/3 innings. He'll look to put a bow on this very good 2015 season next week vs. Toronto.
Sep 26 - 7:24 PM

Wei-Yin Chen posted a strong start in Saturday's win over the Rays, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.

Chen and Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez were locked in a nice little Saturday pitcher's duel, but it was Chen who ultimately came away with the victory. He scattered six hits and struck out seven without walking a batter, with the lone run against him coming home on a Richie Shaffer RBI double in the first inning. The 30-year-old southpaw will carry a 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next start, a road tilt with the Red Sox.
Sep 19 - 8:44 PM

Wei-Yin Chen stymied the Royals offense on Sunday night, surrendering only two runs on six hits over seven strong innings.

Chen struck out two and didn't issue a free pass in the ballgame. All of the damage done against him came in the second inning, where Alex Rios delivered an RBI double and scored on an Alcides Escobar single. Perpetually underrated, the southpaw boasts a 3.44 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 136/36 K/BB ratio through 172 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.
Sep 13 - 10:53 PM

Wei-Yin Chen surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over five innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Baltimore held a 4-1 lead after the top of the second inning, but Chen couldn't make it stick. Chris Young hit an RBI double off him in the bottom of the third and then Alex Rodriguez and J.R. Murphy both homered in the bottom of the fifth. Chen will carry a 3.48 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into his next start at home against the Royals.
Sep 7 - 4:24 PM

Wei-Yin Chen yielded five runs over 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss against the Rays on Monday.

Chen fell apart towards the end of his start, allowing a two-run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth inning, and a solo home run to Evan Longoria in the fifth. They were two of nine hits he allowed while striking out four and walking none. Despite the rough outing, Chen maintains strong numbers, owning a 3.36 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP, and a 129/35 K/BB ratio over 160 2/3 innings. The lefty will toe the rubber against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Aug 31 - 10:31 PM

Wei-Yin Chen spun six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision over the Twins on Friday.

The lone run scored on a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning. The inning could have been much worse, but Chen managed to limit the damage. He left in line for the win before the Twins rallied in the late innings. The southpaw has been the Orioles' best starter this season, posting a 3.13 ERA and 121/34 K/BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings through 24 starts. He'll face the Royals on the road next week.
Aug 21 - 10:37 PM

Wei-Yin Chen gave up two runs over six innings, getting the win as the Orioles demolished the Athletics 18-2 on Sunday.

Chen allowed an RBI double to Sam Fuld in the second inning and a solo home run to Brett Lawrie in the fourth. Overall, he gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out seven in the effort. He hasn't lost since his first start after the All-Star break and owns a 3.20 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 118/32 K/BB ratio over 143 1/3 innings. Chen faces the Twins at home next.
Aug 16 - 5:01 PM

Wei-Yin Chen held the Mariners to a lone run in 7 1/3 innings, getting the win on Monday.

Franklin Gutierrez accounted for the damage, swatting a solo home run in the second inning. It was one of only three hits Chen allowed along with two walks and five strikeouts. The lefty has turned in an underrated season, as he'll head into a home start against the Athletics with a 3.21 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 111/32 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings.
Aug 11 - 1:00 AM