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Taiwan-born pitcher Chen Wei-yin says he’s not desperate to find out which MLB team he’ll sign with next season.

The left-hander spoke while in Taiwan for charity events, saying he would rather focus on what he should be doing.

Chen is one of the prized pitchers in the free agent market this offseason.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Chen is looking for a big contract worth $85 million U.S. dollars for five years.

Just last month, rumours of possible interest from the New York Yankees, former home of another Taiwan-born pitcher Wang Chien-ming, made the rounds.

According to a report by NJ Advance Media, the New York Yankees are in need of a left-handed starter to balance their rotation.

The report also notes that the Yankees are unlikely to sign him because their 2016 payroll is already the highest in the MLB at $183.8 million.

Chen, on the other hand, said he’s in no hurry to make a decision as there’s still two months. He adds that his agency will take care of it.


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