Chen finalizes $80 million, 5-year deal with the Marlins
MIAMI (AP) Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen has finalized an $80 million, five-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins announced the agreement Tuesday and scheduled an afternoon news conference. Deal was struck last week with Chen, who can opt out after 2017 and has an option for 2021.
The Marlins forfeited their second-round draft pick, and the Orioles receive an extra pick after the first round as compensation.
Chen, who is expected to be the No. 2 starter behind ace Jose Fernandez, went 46-32 with a 3.72 ERA in four seasons with the Orioles. Last year he made 31 starts and went 11-8 with a 3.34 ERA, which ranked seventh in the American League.
The signing was the second this week for the Marlins, who announced their $50 million, five-year deal with NL batting champion Dee Gordon on Monday.