If the picture to the right is any indication, I expect there to be a lot of Tainwanese media in the Orioles pressbox this season. With the signing of Tsuyoshi Wada, I would think the Japanese press would likely follow the O’s this season too.
On Sunday, the Orioles officially announced their signing of lefty Chen Wei-Yin, the 26 year old from the Nippon Professional Baseball League.
Chen will be added to the Orioles rotation this season as Wada will likely move to the pen. He pitched in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for Chinese Taipei and posted a 1.54 era with the Chuncichi Dragons in 2009.
Basically the only thing I’ve gathered from that newspaper is that Chen will wear number 16.