Wang a Jay

By on June 11, 2013

RHP Chien-Ming Wang threw three solid innings for the Yankees against the Phillies in an Instructional League game on Tuesday April 9, 2013. Wang, who signed a free agent contract with the Yankees on March 22, allowed one run on two hits and struck out three on 46-pitches, 31-strikes. “Felt good with my control,” said Wang, “I got better as I went.” Wang went from 22-pitches in the first inning to 14 in the second and 10 in the third. Wang was 19-6 in 2006 when he finished second in the CY Young balloting and was 19-7 in 2007. He admits to not knowing when he will throw again after tossing a 40-pitch simulated game last Friday. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

The last place Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent RHP Chien-Ming Wang.  Wang was 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in the nation’s capital with the Nationals last year.

Wang is making  his Blue Jays debut this evening, starting against the Chicago White Sox.  The 6-4, 225 lb. right-hander from Tainan City, Taiwan has spent the season with Scranton Wilkes-Barre in the International League (AAA) posting a 4-4 record with a 2.33 ERA in nine starts.  Over seven seasons with the New York Yankees and Washington, has a career 61-32 record with a 4.26 ERA in 130 games, 120 starts.  Wang and only 3 other players from Taiwan have appeared in MLB games,


Andy LaRoche, an infielder is  being sent down to make room for Wang.   LaRoche played in one game for Toronto, going hitless in four at bats. In 49 games for the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) this season the 6-1, 195 l b. right-handed hitter has batted .282 with seven home runs and 32 RBI.



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