The Nationals have re-signed right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, reports the team's official Twitter feed. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the two sides were close to a one-year contract with a base salary of $1MM that could be worth as $5MM should Wang reach various incentives. (Twitter links)
Washington non-tendered Wang on December 2nd, but he continued to look for a major league deal. Agent Alan Nero worked out a $2MM deal between Wang and the Nationals last offseason, but it took a long time for the right-hander to recover from shoulder surgery and he didn't pitch in a pro game this year. He showed some promise in the instructional league, however.
Wang picked up service time while injured last year, so assuming he picks up 13 days or more of big league service time in 2011, he will hit free agency after the season.