If you hurry down to Sarasota, you could compete to start on Opening Day.
Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen made his exhibition debut on Wednesday and impressed those in attendance. After throwing 31 pitches in 2/3 of an inning during an intersquad game, Chen pulled it together and rebounded nicely against the Twins.
Roch Kubatko reports that his fastball topped out at 91 miles per hour and that he allowed only one hit in two scoreless innings. He also retired all three batters faced in the second inning.
Where does Chen fit in the O’s rotation? Matt Lund, Patrick Guthrie and I discussed that topic on the BSR Podcast this week. I see him as the Orioles fifth starter behind Tommy Hunter, Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton and Brian Matusz. But with the uncertainty of this rotation, anything is possible.