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UPDATE: Wei-Ying Chen signs a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles

by on Jan.10, 2012 @ 2:18 am, under MLB

FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Baltimore Orioles are close to signing Wei-Ying Chen to a multi-year deal.

Source: #Orioles close to signing Taiwanese LHP Wei-Yin Chen to multi-year deal. 26 yo hard thrower, pitched for Chunichi in Japan. #MLB

The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly followed up with these two tweets:

Advancing @Ken_Rosenthal report. Source tells me #Orioles have agreed 2 terms w LHP Chen Wei-yin pending physical, which he is coming in 4

The deal w Chen, 26, is believed to be a 3year deal -- tho possible that 3rd year kicks in as a vesting option.

UPDATE @ 5:12am JST -

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweeted that Chen got a 3-year deal.

chen got $11M plus from o's on 3 yr deal.

UPDATE 1/11 @ 1:34am JST -

Chen got a three-year deal with a club option for 2015Nikkan Sports also mentions that he was assigned the number 16.