Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees have brought back a familiar
face, signing pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.
Wang, who turns 33 at the end of the month, broke into the majors with the
Yankees in 2005 and spent five years in pinstripes. He missed the 2010 season
recovering from shoulder surgery and pitched the past two years with the
The right-hander won 19 games in 2006 and 2007 for the Yankees, but a foot
injury he suffered while running the bases in an interleague game during the
2008 season derailed his career.
After the shoulder surgery, the Nationals took a chance and Wang appeared in
21 games over two seasons. He was 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in 10 games, including
five starts, last year.
Wang did not find a team this offseason and pitched for Taiwan in the World
Baseball Classic. He threw a total of 12 shutout innings in starts against
Australia and Japan.
In 109 games as a Yankee, Wang has a record of 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA.
From 2006-08 with New York, Wang was 46-15 and trailed only Roy Halladay (52)
and Josh Beckett (48) for most wins by an American League pitcher in that
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