Taiwanese pitcher hopes to stay in U.S. after DFA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/24
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Joseph Yeh

Taiwanese Major League Baseball pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (center).

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Taiwanese Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) said Sunday that he hopes to continue to play in the U.S. league after the Miami Marlins designated him for assignment (DFA) Wednesday, meaning that the team had seven days to trade or release him.

"Currently I have no plans (to play in the Japanese pro-league) and will continue to focus on staying in the U.S.," Chen told Taiwanese reporters upon returning to Taiwan.

Chen made the comments when asked if he would consider returning to the Japanese pro-league after his former team, the Chunichi Dragons in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), expressed interest in recruiting the left-hander after learning that he was DFA.

The Marlins decision to part with Chen left the team with six openings on the 40-man roster, which were filled by younger future prospects.    [FULL  STORY]

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