According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Miami Marlins and southpaw Wei-Yin Chen have officially agreed to a five-year $80 million deal that will include an opt-out clause after the second year of the deal.
Chen's deal is for $80 million/5, with an opt-out after the second year. Sixth-year vesting option based on IP (180 in '20, or 360 '19-20).
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 12, 2016
The vesting option means that if Chen gets the number of innings required, the contract will change into a six-year $96 million contract.
Chen’s deal is the second richest in Marlins franchise history that has been given out to a free agent. It is second to the $105 million the Marlins gave to shortstop Jose Reyes.
Chen posted a 3.34 earned run average with a win-loss record of 11-8 and 153 strikeouts over 191.1 innings with the Orioles in 2015.
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