According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Wei-Yin Chen has agreed to a 5-year, $80-million contract with the Miami Marlins.
The move, a surprise, changes the outlook for Miami going into the 2016 season. While many pundits expected them to trade Jose Fernandez to embark on yet another rebuilding process, they now have a legitimate 1-2 pitching combination to go along with a talented young offense. With Don Mattingly as the new manager and Barry Bonds as the hitting coach, the Marlins might be in position to contend for a wild-card spot.
The 30-year-old posted an ERA+ of at least 100 in each of his four season with the Orioles, putting up a 46-32 record with a 3.72 ERA. Last season, he was 11-8 in 31 starts with a 3.34 ERA (124 ERA+) and a 1.218 WHIP.