Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
2 months ago

Chen (5-5) gave up two earned runs on six hits and a walk over five innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Nationals. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran yielded little to the Nationals but got even less in the way of run support. Chen surrendered only an RBI single to Bryce Harper in the first and a 395-foot solo shot by Trea Turner in the third while firing 54 of 80 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old did manage to coax his ERA back under 5.00 with the effort, but wraps up his first Marlins campaign with the lowest win total and highest ERA (4.96) of his five major league seasons while pitching a career-low 123.1 innings due to injury.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
2 months ago

Chen allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three over four innings in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Miami led after four frames, but of course, Chen couldn't record the win having not gone five full innings. Since coming off the disabled list, Chen has allowed five runs on eight hits in 8.1 innings. In both starts, he threw under 70 pitches. Chen is 5-4 with a 5.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 95 strikeouts 118.1 innings this season. He is projected to make his final start of the year Saturday against Washington.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

Chen threw 4.1 innings Monday against the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three and receiving a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals' damage came in the form of a three-run home run off the bat of Washington shortstop Danny Espinosa in the fifth inning, but was not enough as the Marlins fought back to win the game 4-3. Chen was on a pitch count Monday, throwing just 66 pitches before being removed. He held a 4.99 ERA over 110 innings prior to Monday's start, the highest ERA of his five-year career. Chen will likely get two more starts to finish up the regular season, one this weekend against the Braves and then a rematch with Washington, although pitch counts will likely cap Chen's ceiling substantially in those starts.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

The Marlins activated Chen (elbow) from the disabled list Monday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chen is ready to get back on the mound after missing nearly two months with his elbow injury. He will jump right back into the Marlins' rotation and take the ball Monday night versus the Nationals, a team he owns a 4.80 ERA against over five career matchups.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

Chen (elbow) will start Monday for the Marlins, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chen's elbow is apparently feeling just fine after he threw 65 pitches in a simulated game this past Monday. Expect him to be on a limited pitch count considering he hasn't appeared in a game since July 20 against Philadelphia. Chen has a solid 89:23 K:BB in 110 innings this year, but it hasn't translated into results, as he has a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

Chen (elbow) threw 65 pitches in a simulated game Sunday and could be the Marlins' choice next time they need a spot starter, MLB.com reports

EDGE Analysis

According to manager Don Mattingly, Chen is done throwing simulated games. He could start as soon as next Monday against Washington, a start currently slated to be taken by prospect Jake Esch. It's also possible Chen could start even earlier, although it would be surprising if he makes his way to the mound before the weekend considering the amount of pitches he threw Sunday. Chen owns a career worst 4.99 ERA in 110 innings for Miami this season.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

Chen (elbow) is scheduled to throw in a simulated game Friday at the Marlins' spring training complex, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he still remains a few weeks away, Chen has been steadily ramping up his activity in recent days. The veteran lefty held a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 110 innings pitched this season, before landing on the disabled list in late-July. He's running out of season, but hope remains that Chen will contribute innings down the stretch.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 months ago

Chen (elbow) tossed 20 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday as he continues to target a mid-September return, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It the veteran's first mound work since landing on the DL in late July and all reports have been positive as he continues to progress through rehab. Chen piled up a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 110 innings pitched over 19 starts and would provide a solid boost to the Marlins rotation down the stretch if he's able to return.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
4 months ago

Chen (elbow) played catch Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list July 25 and continues to target a September return, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty tossed 25 pitches from a distance of 60 feet -- his first baseball activity since receiving a cortisone shot in the ailing elbow. He's expected to throw again on Friday while taking things slowly in his rehab efforts. Chen has compiled a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 19 starts for the Marlins this season over 110 innings pitched.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
4 months ago

Chen (elbow) received a cortisone shot in his sprained left elbow but is yet to begin throwing. The team remains optimistic that he will be available to contribute in September.

EDGE Analysis

Chen has been limited to strengthening exercises since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 21. Manager Don Mattingly expects that Chen will begin to throwing the near future but a firm rehab timeline is not set. Meanwhile, the team may be searching for more depth in the rotation after the newly acquired Colin Rea joined Chen on the DL with an elbow injury of his own.