Baseball: Tigers sign former big league lefty Chen

The Hanshin Tigers have acquired Taiwan left-hander and former major leaguer Chen Wei-yin, the Central League club announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old Chen has won 95 games in elite competition since coming to Japan with the CL’s Chunichi Dragons in 2004, with 59 of those wins coming from his time in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins. The lefty led the CL in ERA in 2009 and moved to the majors in 2012. His deal with the Tigers appears to be for two years with an annual salary of $2 million. In September, Chen returned to Japan with the Pacific League’s Lotte Marines and we…

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