Orioles sign Taiwanese LHP Wei-Yin Chen

Wednesday January 11th, 2012

The Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen -- a Taiwanese left-handed starting pitcher -- have agreed to a three-year deal, according to MLB.com.

Chen has spent the last four seasons playing in Japan, going 38-30 with a 2.48 ERA. His fastball is said to come in at the low- to mid-nineties, and he also uses a "slurve," of which he has great command. "I am extremely excited about this opportunity to challenge the Major Leagues and begin the next chapter of my professional baseball career," Chen said in a release, according to the report. "I will do my best to help the Orioles to the championship."

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