Wei-Yin Chen

#20 SP / Miami Marlins / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 193 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Showing improvement in June

      Wei-Yin Chen has posted a 4.50 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB through 12 innings of relief in June, recording two holds in nine appearances.It may not seem like much, but those numbers are a huge improvement for the veteran lefty on his first two months of the season as he transitions to a bullpen role. Chen is the highest-paid Marlin left on the roster -- he's earning $20 million this year and has another two seasons and $38 million left on his deal afterwards -- so if he can continue to find some success as a middle reliever or setup man, the team might just be able to find a taker for him by the trade deadline.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Adapting to bullpen role

      Wei-Yin Chen gave up a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings of relief while striking out one in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.While the southpaw's 9.69 ERA and 2.08 WHIP aren't going to attract much trade interest, Chen is showing signs of growing comfortable in a relief role, tossing six scoreless innings over his last four appearances with a 5:1 K:BB. The Miami Marlins would love to shed his contract, but he'll need a longer run of success in long relief before that's got a chance of happening.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Takes one for team

      Wei-Yin Chen was charged with 10 runs on seven hits -- including four home runs -- and two walks over two innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds. He struck out three.The veteran portsider threw 66 pitches (42 strikes) and while there's no silver lining here for his individual performance, Chen at least saved the Miami Marlins' bullpen from being depleted in a 14-0 rout. He now has a nearly incomprehensible 24.75 ERA and has walked five batters in four innings as he attempts to transition to a relief role.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Fails to record out in relief

      Wei-Yin Chen didn't record an out, giving up a hit and a walk, to begin the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Rockies.It's interesting that Don Mattingly brought Chen in rather than Adam Conley to face two left-handed batters (Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl) in a save situation, but the veteran hurler did little to encourage the Miami Marlins manager to repeat the experiment. Chen could need some time to adjust to relief work -- only four of his previous 174 MLB appearances came out of the bullpen -- but given his hefty contract, the club has plenty of incentive to find a role for him that might give him some trade value.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Beginning season in bullpen

      Manager Don Mattlingly announced Sunday that Wei-Yin Chen will pitch out of the bullpen to start the season, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.The news isn't overly surprising as there's been indications throughout spring that Chen could be slated for some type of bullpen role. The team has yet to announce its official plans for the starting rotation, so the rest of that picture remains a bit murky.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: May be used out of bullpen

      Wei-Yin Chen could occasionally be deployed out of the bullpen this season even if he breaks camp with a spot in Miami's rotation, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.The Miami Marlins have yet to formally outline their rotation plans, but Frisaro suggests the club could be leaning toward carrying seven starters into Opening Day and using two of them as relief/spot-start options. With 12 runs allowed over 11.1 innings this spring, Chen hasn't helped his case for solidifying a permanent rotation spot, so he may be earmarked for one of the swing roles that Frisaro envisions. After demoting Jarlin Garcia and Brian Moran to their minor-league camp Tuesday, the Marlins are lacking in other lefty bullpen arms besides Adam Conley, which offers further incentive for the team to keep another southpaw in Chen on hand in relief, at least occasionally.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Rough spring continues

      Wei-Yin Chen gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk over four innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves. He failed to strike out a batter.The results could have been a lot worse for the veteran lefty, but the Miami Marlins turned three double plays behind him. Chen is still competing for a rotation spot to begin the season, but his 9.53 ERA and 5:3 K:BB through 11.1 spring innings aren't making a good case, and the Miami front office has incentive to limit his workload and consider him for a long-relief role -- his $16 million option for 2021 automatically vests if he throws 360 total innings over the next two seasons.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Tagged for five runs in loss

      Wei-Yin Chen (6-12) took the loss Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks across four innings. He struck out one.Chen registered three scoreless frames but was ultimately done in by an ugly second inning. He allowed all five runs to score in the second frame on a trio of singles, two walks, a double and an error, all before recording an out. The lackluster outing rounds out what was an inconsistent season for the southpaw, who posted some of the more dramatic home/road splits in recent memory (1.62 ERA at home, 9.27 ERA on the road).

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Strikes out eight in scoreless outing

      Wei-Yin Chen struck out eight in seven scoreless innings Friday against the Reds, allowing three hits and no walks in a no-decision.Chen had a fantastic outing Friday but was locked in a pitcher's duel against the Reds' Luis Castillo. Since the beginning of August, Chen has gone 3-3 with a 2.53 ERA in eight starts, recording 48 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. The left-hander sports a 4.66 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 25 starts on the year. He'll take on the Nationals in his next start in Washington.

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      Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Knocked around vs. Phillies

      Wei-Yin Chen (6-11) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings Friday, taking the loss against Philadelphia.Chen gave up three runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth before leaving the game having thrown 79 pitches (47 strikes). He hadn't surrendered more than three runs in a start since July 30 against Atlanta prior to Friday's outing, posting a 1.84 ERA with 36 punchouts through his previous six performances (39.2 innings). He'll look for a better outcome Thursday versus Cincinnati.