Chien-Ming Wang Likely To Sign With Yankees

THURSDAY: The Yankees have invited Wang to "work out for their scouts in Tampa in search of a minor league deal," and "people within the organization said they believe Wang's signing is likely," writes Dan Martin of the New York Post.  Yankees GM Brian Cashman noted that the club has "some vacancies in the rotation at Scranton" and said that if Wang "was going to have to do a minor league deal somewhere, I think he would probably prefer it to be here."

WEDNESDAY: Agent Alan Chang says he’s in contact with multiple teams about a possible contract for Chien-Ming Wang, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports (on Twitter). There’s no timetable for a decision, according to Davidoff, who notes that the Yankees are among the interested teams. Wang is having a tryout in front of some New York scouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex, Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports (on Twitter).

Wang, 32, appeared in ten games for the Nationals in 2012, starting five times. He pitched 32 1/3 innings with a 6.68 ERA and as many walks as strikeouts (15) with Washington. However, hamstring and hip issues sidelined Wang for much of the 2012 season.


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