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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
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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

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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

Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Wednesday.

It was an inefficient afternoon for the lefty, as he gave up four hits and walked four while lasting just five innings. Chen also struck out four in the game. He didn't factor in the decision, remaining 5-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through 21 starts. Chen will toe the slab next on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Aug 5 - 7:23 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was hit hard in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work.

Despite getting knocked around the field, Chen did manage to punch out six without issuing a walk in the brief outing. It was easily the worst start of the year for the 30-year-old southpaw, who had surrendered more than three runs just once in his first 19 starts. Even after this debacle, he'll carry an impressive 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 102/26 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jul 31 - 10:42 PM

Wei-Yin Chen earned the win on Sunday facing the Rays, allowing only two runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Both runs came on back-to-back solo homers hit by Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe in the fourth inning. Chen gave up six hits overall while walking one and striking out three. He has allowed three or fewer runs in 11 consecutive starts now, and boasts a terrific 2.88 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 96/26 K/BB ratio over 121 2/3 innings. Chen opposes the Tigers at home in his next outing.
Jul 26 - 4:08 PM

Wei-Yin Chen lost to the Yankees on Tuesday after giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings.

The lefty did so on 10 hits, but didn't walk a batter and struck out three. The Yankees broke through with run-scoring doubles in the second and sixth innings in a relatively low-scoring affair. Chen has a 2.86 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 93/25 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings. He'll do battle with the light-hitting Rays in his next outing, a road start.
Jul 21 - 10:29 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals.

Chen gave up eight hits but walked none and fanned seven in the strong outing. It just so happened that he was facing Max Scherzer, who's on an incredible roll. Chen finishes the first half of the season with a brilliant 2.78 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 90/25 K/BB ratio in 110 innings.
Jul 12 - 3:58 PM

Wei-Yin Chen tossed seven innings of two-run ball, but was left with a no-decision as the Orioles lost 4-2 to the Twins in 10 innings on Monday.

Chen allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five. Like opposing starter Phil Hughes, the only two runs the lefty allowed scored on solo home runs: to Torii Hunter in the first inning and to Aaron Hicks in the second. Chen's underrated season continues, as he is brandishing a 2.82 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP and an 83/25 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He will close out the first half with a home start against the Nationals.
Jul 6 - 11:12 PM

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

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

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C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Steve Pearce
2Dariel Alvarez
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Gerardo Parra
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mike Wright
8T.J. McFarland
9Mychal Givens
10Steve Johnson
11Oliver Drake