Nationals Favorite For Chien-Ming Wang

5:49pm: Ken Davidoff of Newsday tweets that the Nationals will guarantee Wang $2MM, with a chance to more than double that through incentives.

12:37pm: Heyman now tweets that the Dodgers have "pulled out of the Wang derby."

10:32am: SI's Jon Heyman tweets that Dodgers execs Ned Colletti and Logan White are watching Wang throw today.  Heyman presumes the Dodgers are the second finalist for the righty.  Still, one Chico Harlan Nationals source seems to believe they're the favorite.

8:59am: MASN's Ben Goessling reports that Wang is still seven to ten days from a decision, and nothing has changed since yesterday.  MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets that nothing is close between the Nationals and Wang, though they remain a finalist.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals and one other team have made offers.

7:52am: Righty Chien-Ming Wang has chosen the Nationals and is close to a deal, tweets Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Wang, 30 in March, had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right shoulder capsule on July 29th of last year.  On January 28th, Wang's agent Alan Nero told ESPN's Jayson Stark that his client is expected to "make a major-league start sometime in the first two weeks of May."  Wang will join Jason Marquis and John Lannan in Washington's rotation, with the remaining spots to be determined during Spring Training.

The Dodgers, Phillies, Cardinals, and Mets were also linked to Wang this winter.



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