Wei-yin Chen signs with Orioles

Updated: January 10, 2012, 1:42 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Taiwanese left-hander Wei-yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a three-year contract worth $11.3 million, a move aimed at improving a starting rotation that struggled last year.

Chen went 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA in 117 games, including 88 starts, over the last four seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central League. The 26-year-old will become the first Orioles player born in Taiwan.

Chen has "exceptional command" with a 92 to 94 mph fastball and a ...

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