Blue Jays Designate Chien-Ming Wang For Assignment

WEDNESDAY: Wang would accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo instead of electing free agency, agent Alan Chang of Octagon told Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.

TUESDAY: MLB.com's Gregor Chisolm reports (on Twitter) that the Blue Jays have designated right-hander Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. Toronto has confirmed the move and announced that a corresponding roster move will be made tomorrow, and Chisholm tweets that it will be Todd Redmond who is promoted.

The 33-year-old Wang pitched to a 2.61 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks in 20 2/3 innings over his first three starts for the Jays, but his last two outings have been disastrous. Wang allowed six earned runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Tigers tonight, giving him 13 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings over his past two outings. He's been solid in Triple-A this season, posting a 2.33 ERA in 58 innings for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.



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