Baseball: Marines acquire former Dragons pitcher Chen

The Lotte Marines said Monday they have signed former Chunichi Dragons pitcher Chen Wei-yin, who is returning to Japan after eight seasons in Major League Baseball.The Taiwanese left-hander is expected to take a leading role in helping the Pacific League club, currently 1.5 games behind the PL-leading SoftBank Hawks, win their first pennant in 15 years.”I’m expecting (Chen) to provide some valuable power for us on the left as we fight for the championship. I’m thinking of using him as a starter,” Marines manager Tadahito Iguchi said.Chen, 35, played for the Dragons from 2004 to 2011 and led th…

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