Don Mattingly

Former Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen returns to Camden Yards

Former Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen returns to Camden Yards

The Orioles’ signing of left-hander Wei-Yin Chen before the 2012 season was arguably the best free-agent signing of the Dan Duquette era. But when Chen became a free agent after the 2015 season, the Orioles allowed him to walk, and he found riches the form of a five-year, $80 million contract with the Miami Marlins.

Since signing that deal, Chen has struggled, mostly with staying healthy. And Saturday, he will make his first start at Camden Yards as an opposing player against his former team.

The Orioles’ contract with Chen — the team paid him about $16 million for four seasons after signing him out of the Japan Central League — was an incredible value, especially given the...

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