JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Damage-plagued left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, the Miami Marlins‘ highest-paid pitcher, isn’t anticipated to be prepared for Opening Day, however the workforce hopes he can be a part of the rotation someday throughout the season.
Chen is getting into the third season of an $80 million, five-year contract.
A balky left elbow restricted Chen to 9 video games final 12 months and 22 in 2016. He was a sturdy starter with Baltimore and has a profession document of 53-38 in six seasons, however is simply 7-6 with the Marlins.
Chen started a throwing program in mid-January, and the Marlins gained’t rush his return, supervisor Don Mattingly mentioned Wednesday.