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16 Wei-Yin Chen SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 7/21/1985 | Birthplace: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 77/53 | Average Draft Position: 236.02
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Report: Teams appear very interested in Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Sources have indicated no player on the Orioles’ roster has drawn more interest from opposing teams than pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Chen is a free agent after the 2015 season and the Orioles appear willing to listen to offers for the left-handed pitcher. In 2014, Chen went 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA.


Orioles bring back Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Orioles have brought back pitcher Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day for next season.

The club had options on both players and decided to pick them up. Chen posted a 3.54 ERA over 185 2/3 innings last year. O'Day posted a 1.70 ERA over 68 2/3 innings. 


Report: Orioles make option decisions on three players


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Orioles have made decisions regarding team options on several players, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Among them is southpaw starter Wei-Yin Chen, whose $4.75 million option for 2015 will be picked up. The team will do the same for impressive right-handed reliever Darren O'Day, whose $4.25 million option will also be picked up.

The exception is catcher Nick Hundley. The team will not exercise his $2.5 million option, making him a free agent.


Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen takes loss in Game 3 of ALCS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was stuck with a loss Tuesday, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS.

Chen (0-1) gave up his first run on a groundout in the fourth inning and ran into further trouble in the sixth, when he was removed from a tie game with runners on first and third and only one out. The lead runner scored on a sacrifice fly, and the Orioles offense was unable to get the run back, taking a loss and falling behind 3-0 in the series. The two teams will play again Wednesday, with the Orioles hoping to stave off elimination.


Orioles-Royals Game 3 postponed


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Orioles and Royals has been postponed due to rain.

With inclement weather on tap tonight in Kansas City, the league has moved Game 3 to Tuesday evening. Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen will remain the probable starters for the rescheduled game. Game 4 and Game 5 (if necessary) are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.


Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez set to pitch for Orioles in KC


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) As expected, Buck Showalter has tabbed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to start Game 3 of the American League Championship Series for the Orioles in Kansas City on Monday. Righty Miguel Gonzalez is set to pitch the following day.

Chen had been in consideration to pitch Game 2 on Saturday, but the nod went to Bud Norris. Gonzalez finished the regular season strong with just 10 runs allowed in his last 51 1/3 innings pitched.


Bud Norris, Wei-Yin Chen possibles for Game 2 of ALCS


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Buck Showalter has yet to decide on his Game 2 starter for the Orioles in their ALCS battle against Kansas City. It will either be right-hander Bud Norris or lefty Wei-Yin Chen.

Norris has performed better in the postseason. He hurled 6 1/3 shutout innings in completing a sweep of Detroit in the ALDS. Chen was clobbered for five earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in the previous game. Only a furious Baltimore comeback saved him from a defeat.


Wei-Yin Chen allows five runs in Game 2 no-decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen didn't factor into the decision Friday after giving up five earned runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 7-6 win over the Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Chen did a fine job through three scoreless innings but tanked in the fourth, opening the inning with five straight hits, including back-to-back home runs to put the Orioles behind 5-2. He retired the next two batters he faced after serving up the home runs but was pulled after giving up a two-out single. Chen likely won't be called upon for the rest of the series, but with the Orioles up 2-0 going into Sunday's Game 3, he could be an option to start one of the first few games of the ALCS.


Wei-Yin Chen will start Game 2 of ALDS for Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers. Chen is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in two career starts Detroit.

Wei-Yin Chen pegged with tough luck loss Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen was pegged with a tough luck loss Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays in Toronto, dropping to 16-6 on the year. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Chen ends his season with a 3.54 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 136:35 K:BB ratio over 185 2/3 innings. The southpaw is on track to start Game 2 or 3 of the American League Division Series.

Orioles' ALDS rotation taking shape


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/23/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun he will use four starting pitchers for the American League Divisional Series. Chris Tillman is on course to be the team's starter for Game 1 on Oct. 2, and Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen are the likely starters for Games 2 and 3, though their order has yet to be determined.

Should the series advance to a Game 4, Bud Norris would be the leading candidate to make that start.


Wei-Yin Chen suffers fifth loss of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen took the loss Monday night against the Yankees in New York, dropping to 16-5 on the year. He allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings of a 5-0 defeat.

Chen owns a 3.56 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 30 starts (179 2/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Sunday in Toronto.


Orioles shuffle starting rotation


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) The Orioles will start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez at the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing them to stick to their plan of giving each of their starting pitchers an extra day of rest heading into the postseason.

"There's a fine line between not having enough rest and having too much rest, so we're trying to have every guy that pitches get one extra day before the start," manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. “We're going to try to give everybody, so you're not too far away from the ball but you get a little extra rest. They all seem to respond well to that."

While left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Monday at the Yankees, right-hander Chris Tillman won't start again until Friday at Toronto. Miguel Gonzalez will start the team's final game Sunday at Toronto.

As of now, Bud Norris and Kevin Gausman are scheduled to start Wednesday's and Thursday's games at the Yankees, but that could change. Jimenez could end up making a second start before season's end.


Wei-Yin Chen picks up win No. 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen nearly turned in a quality start in a win over the Blue Jays Monday night, improving to 16-4 on the year. He allowed two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of work.

Chen owns a 3.58 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 29 starts (173 2/3 innings). The southpaw will take the mound Monday in New York against the Yankees.

Wei-Yin Chen loses perfect game, but earns Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen lost his perfect game and no-hitter Wednesday on a Dan Butler double in the sixth inning. He lost his shutout on a Xander Bogaerts homer in the seventh. And he nearly lost his win due to a shaky bullpen effort in the ninth.

Chen, however, did earn the victory to raise his record to 15-4. He retired the first Red Sox batters in order and finished with one earned run allowed on three hits in seven innings. He walked none and fanned four to lower his ERA to 3.59.

The southpaw ran his shutout streak to 12 innings before the homer. He will seek to start another Monday against Toronto.


Wei-Yin Chen tosses scoreless start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen tossed a scoreless start Friday against the Rays.

Chen allowed four hits over six scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked three during the outing. Chen nearly got himself in trouble in the second inning. After allowing a single to start the inning, Chen was able to quickly pick up two outs. He then walked two batters, loading the bases. Chen managed to induce a line out to get out of the inning. Chen would put two men on base in the sixth inning, but managed to escape the inning unscathed. 

Chen earned the no-decision for his efforts. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start. 


Wei-Yin Chen picks up win No. 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen wasn't at his best but still came away with the win Sunday at home against Minnesota, improving to 14-4 on the year. He allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings of a 12-8 victory.

Chen has allowed three earned runs or more in three of his last five starts. He owns a 3.83 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 26 starts (155 innings). His next start will come Friday at Tampa Bay.

Wei-Yin Chen to spend brief time in minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Left=hander Wei-Yin Chen has been demoted temporarily to the Gulf Coast League by the Orioles. He will not miss a major league outing, however, as he is expected to return after the rosters are expanded. Chen is scheduled to start next week against Minnesota.

Chen has struggled of late to the tune of 10 runs allowed in his last 24 innings pitched following a five-game winning streak.


Wei-Yin Chen doesn't last five innings Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen couldn’t make it five innings Tuesday against the Rays.

Chen gave up two runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. He did not issue any strikeouts and walked three during the outing. Chen ran into trouble immediately. He allowed a single and a double to the first two batters he faced. After a double-play erased on base-runner, Chen gave up a run-scoring single. He would get through the next three innings without giving up a run, but again ran into trouble in the fifth. After a walk, Chen allowed a run-scoring double to Evan Longoria. He was pulled from the game at that point. Chen tossed 91 pitches.

He left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start.


Wei-Yin Chen picks up a win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen picked up a win Wednesday against the White Sox.

Chen allowed three runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings of work. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Chen was tagged for two runs early, but managed to settle in. In the first inning, he gave up a two-run blast to Avisail Garcia, giving him the early deficit. He managed to toss five scoreless innings before surrendering a third run in the sixth. 

The Orioles managed to battle back during the start, giving Chen the win. With the win, he improved to 13-4. He'll take on the Rays in his next start.


Wei-Yin Chen can't win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen couldn’t pick up a win Friday against the Indians.

Chen allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Chen got off to a strong start, tossing four scoreless frames to open the game. In the fifth, Zach Walters was able to knock a solo home run off Chen. That was the only damage the Indians could muster against Chen. He was matched by Corey Kluber over the start, giving him the no-decision. 

Chen will take on the White Sox in his next start. 


Orioles shuffle rotation following rain-out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) In the aftermath of Tuesday's postponed game, the Orioles were able to shuffle their rotation a bit, MLB.com reports. 

Tuesday's starter, Wei-Yin Chen, has been given a few extra days of rest, as his next start has been pushed back to Friday against the Indians. Chris Tillman will remain on schedule to pitch Wednesday against the Yankees, while Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman will follow to close out the weekend series against the Indians. 


Wei-Yin Chen allows four runs in loss vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen took a loss Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings and striking out six in his team's 5-1 defeat against the Blue Jays.

Chen (12-4) had delivered two excellent outings heading into Wednesday, but he watched two runs score on singles in the first inning and two more on a home run in the second. The loss ends a five-game winning streak. Chen owns a 3.90 ERA and 96:23 K:BB ratio in 129 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees Tuesday.


Wei-Yin Chen fans eight in win over Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen struck out eight and picked up the win Friday night at home against the Mariners. The left-hander permitted one run on five hits and one walk over 7 1/3 innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 15 1/3 innings, Chen has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 3.76 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 21 starts (124 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday in Toronto.

Orioles make tweak to rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Orioles announced Sunday they realigned their rotation for the upcoming week, per The Baltimore Sun.

Wei-Yin Chen, who was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Angels, has been pushed back to Friday against the Mariners. Chris Tillman, Kevin Gausman and Bud Norris will face the Angels during a three-game series, which starts Tuesday.

"Wei-Yin had his top pitch count of the year, and I want to keep Gaus on turn," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think he can benefit from that."