Chen signed a contract with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The veteran southpaw was cut by the Mariners before the 2020 season in July and eventually joined the Chiba Lotte Marines of NPB in September. Chen had a 2.42 ERA over 26 innings for the Marines and will continue his career in Japan with the TIgers.

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