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Wang could join a rotation 'at some point in May'

Jan 7, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe backs up this earlier report that the Red Sox are still in the mix for Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman. He also reports that the Yankees are out, and the Marlins have bowed out as well. For those of you keeping score, that leaves the Blue Jays and Angels – along with the Red Sox, as reportedly in the mix.

Also buried in Abraham’s story is this nugget about Chien-Ming Wang:

In an unrelated matter, Chien-Ming Wang traveled from Taiwan to get examined again by

Dr. James Andrews and the reports on his right shoulder were positive. Wang will not be ready to pitch in spring training, but could join a rotation at some point in May.

The story says Wang has told his friends he is ready to move on from the Yankees, which is probably a wise attitude for him to have.

He’s coming off injury, won’t be ready optimistically until May, and really hasn’t been whole since 2007. I’m sure he’ll attract some interest out there, though it will be tepid bargain-hunting at best until the injury situation becomes more clear.

Are we sure this guy is only 29?

  1. Adam Adkins - Jan 7, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    If I were an NL club–the Phillies or Cardinals spring to mind, but also the Giants or Dodgers–I’d sign CM Wang, provided he comes cheap. I think Wang could be quite productive in the NL, if his stuff isn’t gone.
    But a little part of me wonders if he’s toast. That makes the cheap part all the more important.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Imagine what I could have done with a rotating Wang. Youth is indeed wasted on the young.

  3. Ditto - Jan 8, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Apparently you could have a rotating Wang – at a bargain price – sometime in May…

  4. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    I know, I get the same spam as you do. But at my age, May is an eternity off. I’ve become inspired to experiment with a tab of Viagra, my Roto-dent and some masking tape.
    I’ll worry about the tape later.

  5. Ditto - Jan 8, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    The nice thing about incorporati the Roto-dent into your, umm, machinery, is after the rotating Wang experiment you can later use the remaining components to remove the armadillo bones from your teeth and gums.

  6. Old Gator - Jan 10, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    Heh, reminds me of the old limerick:
    There once was a man from Nantucket….

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