RP - FA
The Mariners have released LHP Wei-Yin Chen.
Chen signed a minor league deal with the Mariners this off-season, but the team ultimately decided to move on from the left-hander. He was also released by Miami in December. Chen struggled mightily in 2019, owning a 6.59 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and a 63:18 K:BB across 68 1/3 innings for the Marlins. The 34-year old southpaw will look to latch onto another team during spring training 2.0.
Wei-Yin Chen allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with no strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings of work in the Mariners' 9-6 Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Monday.
Chen, who came to camp with the Mariners in hopes of getting his career back on track, now sports a 10.80 ERA on the spring after Monday's disastrous outing. The most Chen can hope for at this point is a bullpen job, but even that seems unlikely.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Mariners have come to terms on a contract with lefty Wei-Yin Chen.
Chen struggled badly last year, posting a 6.59 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP with the Marlins. He was released by the club in November.
Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed 10 earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over two innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.
Tuesday was about as bad of an outing as it could have possibly been for Chen, who does not seem to be anywhere near regaining a spot in the Miami rotation. He currently sports a 24.75 ERA and does not figure to see any starts or late-inning relief appearances anytime soon.
Wei-Yin Chen allowed five runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts over four innings against the Phillies on Friday.
It was the second loss in a row for Chen and also the second straight outing in which he's only lasted four runs. He was showing signs of being useful for fantasy purposes, but that stretch has ended as he's now allowed eight runs in his last eight innings.