Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cespedes To Orioles For SP Wei-Yin Chen?

(USATSI)'s Rob Bradford is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have interest in a trade for OF Yoenis Cespedes. While it's all speculation at this point, the player returning to Boston could be starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Both players are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season—making it a fairly balanced swap. The Orioles are in serious need of offense—having lost both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis. The 29-year old Chen (a lefty) is 35-24 over three MLB seasons with a 3.86 ERA. He averages around seven strikeouts per nine innings with a WHIP of 1.265. He's given up slightly more hits than innings pitched in his career.