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The Orioles, continuing their newfound foray into the Asian market, are close to signing Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to a multi-year contract, according to a major-league source.
Chen, 26, will be the second starting pitcher signed by new Orioles GM Dan Duquette out of the Japanese leagues this offseason, joining Japanese lefty Tsuyoshi Wada.
Chen is younger than Wada, 30, and a harder thrower. He was 36-30 with a 2.59 ERA in his career with the Chunichi Dragons.
Barring a trade, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie again figures to head the Orioles' rotation. Other candidates to start include lefty Zach Britton and righties Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter.
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The Baltimore Orioles have signed Taiwanese left-hander Wei-yin Chen to a three-year contract, a move they hope will enhance a starting rotation that struggled in 2011.
Chen went 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA in 117 games, including 88 starts, over the last four seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball. The 26-year-old will become the first...
The Baltimore Orioles are viewed as one of the worst organizations in baseball. They play in the toughest division in baseball, have a weak farm system and lack the necessary talent at the big league level to be competitive. Peter Angelos, one of the most unpopular owners in baseball, seemingly has been hesitant to adjust to the baseball industry of the 21st century. Angelos has...
The Orioles announced a three-year deal with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen today, but that’s far from the only news to trickle out of Baltimore today. Here’s the latest on the club...
Now that they’ve signed Chen, the Orioles are going forward with Jim Johnson in the bullpen, MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli tweets. Johnson, 28, posted a 2.67 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 91...
The Orioles announced that they have signed LHP Wei-Yin Chen to a three year contract.
The Orioles reached an agreement with lefty Wei-Yin Chen, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Connolly says it's believed to be a three-year deal, though the third year might be a vesting option. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first tweeted that the Orioles were close to a multiyear deal with Chen.
As a Taiwanese player in Nippon Professional Baseball, Chen had free...
The Orioles re-signed righty reliever Willie Eyre to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com. The Orioles had designated Eyre for assignment upon acquiring Dana Eveland in December, and non-tendered him a few days later.
Eyre, a 33-year-old Sosnick Cobbe client, had 18 1/3 big league innings in 2011.
The Orioles have agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, according to the Baltimore Sun. Chen is expected to take a physical before the signing becomes official, the paper said.
The Orioles will hold an orientation for approximately a dozen players in the days leading up to the organization's annual FanFest.
The Orioles are close to a multiyear deal with Taiwanese lefty Wei-Yin Chen, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. As a foreign player in Nippon Professional Baseball, Chen had free agency negotiated into his contract with the Chunichi Dragons.
Last year in Japan, Chen posted a 2.68 ERA, 5.1 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, and 0.49 HR/9 in 164 2/3 innings.
The Baltimore Orioles have signed Taiwanese left-hander Wei-yin Chen to a three-year contract, a move they hope will enhance a starting rotation that struggled in 2011. Chen went 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA in 117 games, including 88 starts, over the last four seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball.
The Baltimore Orioles have signed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a three-year contract with a club option for the 2015 season.
The Phillies are trolling for bullpen depth and talking to reliever Jeremy Accardo about a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Accardo became a free agent in October about being outrighted by the Orioles.
Accardo, 30, posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, and 37.4% groundball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year. The Arizona resident...