Found May 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
By now, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is in Florida.  He may not have begun his rehab assignment just yet, but he is preparing to do so.  Chen was scheduled to fly to Florida yesterday so that he could begin the road to recovery at the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com says Chen will work out, but he is not expected to pick up a baseball until next week at the earliest.  Chen will begin work on a stationary bike then progress to running.  If everything goes perfectly with the initial workouts, Chen could pick up a baseball next week, but that would be under ideal circumstances. "I want to come back as soon as possible, but this injury I cannot push too hard," Chen said through interpreter Tim Lin. "I have to heal completely, so I don't want to rush." Just as Chen wants to come back as soon as possible, the Orioles want him back as soon as possible.  However, they do not want as recurrence of this injury to affect Chen throughout the year.  That's been known to happen with oblique injuries.  They are very sensitive and prone to re-injury. Chen was having a decent start to the 2013 season.  In eight starts leading up to the injury, Chen was 3-3 with a 3.04 ERA.  This is just his second Major League season, but the Orioles hope he can be a big part of their future.  In his first season, Chen was 12-11 with a 4.02 ERA.  That's pretty impressive considering the pressure he was under and the division in which the Orioles play. The Orioles can really use any help available at this point.  The sooner Chen comes back the better.  The team has gone 3-7 in their last 10 games.  They've fallen to 24-21 after getting off to a hot start. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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