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Wei-Yin Chen Won’t Opt Out Of Contract With Marlins, Has Three Years Left

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Its official- the Miami Marlins are stuck with starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen for at least three more years.

After signing a five-year, $80 million contract with the Marlins in January 2016, Chen had the option to opt out after two seasons.

Yesterday, it was announced Chen chose not to do so.

It was expected Chen would choose to remain a Marlin. The team owes him $65 million over the next three years.

Since Derek Jeter took over as Chief Executive Officer for the Marlins, it’s been established he wants to significantly reduce their payroll to about $90 million after a franchise record $115 million in 2017. Not being able to rid Chen’s contract makes it that much harder to do that, and also keep Giancarlo Stanton who’s almost certainly on the move at this point.

Chen, 32, has been a major disappointment in two seasons for Miami. In 2016, he was just 5-5 with a 4.96 ERA in 22 starts. This past season, he was limited to only nine games and five starts. His four relief appearances (the first ones of his career) came in September after being out since May 1 with elbow fatigue.

Previously, Chen pitched for the Baltimore Orioles. His career began nicely; from 2012-15, he averaged a 12-8 record, 3.72 ERA, and 29 starts per year for Baltimore.

Since, he simply hasn’t been able to stay healthy.

In 33 innings this past season, Chen had a 3.82 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and .207 BAA. Very solid numbers, but of course, it’s a very small sample size. If Chen can stay healthy, we’ll see if he’s able to maintain effectiveness, and get back to Oriole form.

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Marlins Sign Victor Victor Mesa, Victor Mesa Jr.

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The Miami Marlins have formally announced the signing of the Mesa brothers, Victor Victor and Victor Jr., and will be streaming a press conference to introduce the brothers on their website and on Periscope.

Victor Victor is expected to receive a bonus in excess of $5.25 million while Victor Jr. received a $1 million bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

Victor Victor, the son of Cuban baseball luminary Victor Mesa, was widely considered to be the most coveted amateur free agent on the International market at current, while his 17-year old brother boasts an above-average arm and plus contact ability with plenty of upside and potential.

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Phillies Acquire Justin Bour

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour, along with cash considerations, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

The Marlins will cover roughly half of Bour’s remaining salary for the season, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

 

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Diamondbacks Bring Back Brad Ziegler Via Trade

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have brought back reliever Brad Ziegler after completing a trade with the Miami Marlins, according to The Athletic.

Ziegler, 38, spent 2011 to 2016 with Arizona.

Currently, Ziegler is 1-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 10 saves this season with Miami.

 

 

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