When Wei-Yin Chen arrived at Marlins Park on Tuesday afternoon to sign the richest contract the Marlins have ever given to a pitcher, he saw construction workers making the outfield walls at the cavernous ballpark a little less pitcher-friendly. But this simply led the jovial pitcher to wonder how this might benefit him when he begins to work with Miami's new hitting coach, Barry Bonds.
"We have a very good hitting coach in Barry Bonds," Chen said through a translator. "So with the fences moving in, hopefully he will help me to get some home runs."
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.