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Wei-Yin Chen won’t opt out of contract with Marlins

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Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen informed the club he is not opting out of his contract, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

Per Chen’s contract, he had to choose whether or not to exercise each of his options for 2018-20 within four days of the end of the World Series. Those options were worth $10 million, $20 million, and $22 million. That’s part of his overall five-year, $80 million contract signed in January 2016.

Chen, 32, made only five starts and four relief appearances this past season after dealing with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.