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Wei-Yin Chen took a positive step towards returning to the Baltimore Orioles' rotation on Thursday when he pitched in a simulated game. Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports says that Chen threw all of his offerings in the 42-pitch game, 27 of them for strikes. Rehab coordinator Scott McGregor was pleased with Chen's performance:
"He looks good," said Scott McGregor, the Orioles' pitching rehab coordinator. "It was a good test for him today. He threw all of them and looked pretty comfortable."
The 27-year-old lefty has been on the DL since the second week of May with an oblique strain. Kubatko reports that Chen will throw another bullpen session Saturday, then a four-inning simulated game Monday, before a rehab outing.
Highly-rated pitching prospect Kevin Gausman made the majority of the starts in Chen's absence, but was recently sent back to Triple-A Norfolk after struggling to a 7.66 ERA in his first big-league stint. Both Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton have made spot-starts for the Orioles in recent days with Miguel Gonzalez on the paternity list. If Chen can make a rehab start early next week, he might be able to start during Baltimore's weekend series against the New York Yankees.
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