Wei-Yin Chen to return to major leagues
Taiwanese baseball pitcher Weiyin Chen ( ), who plays for the Baltimore Orioles, will start a game for the team against the Cleveland Indians after a surprise assignment to the minor leagues on June 17.
The Orioles’ official website lists Chen as a starting pitcher in the June 27 match, adding that “the southpaw was briefly optioned to Class A Advanced Frederick to clear a roster spot for the Orioles, despite coming off one of his best outings of the season.”
Chen (3-4) struck out nine and walked one to help the Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies in Baltimore on June 16, only to be demoted the next day.
Chen complained on Twitter after the assignment to High-A Fredrick, saying that “I am disappointed that my routine is being interrupted. I am in excellent physical shape. I feel great and I am ready for my next start.”