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Chien-Ming Wang views Nationals as fallback plan if he can’t land MLB deal elsewhere

Dec 6, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

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Chien-Ming Wang is looking for a major-league deal or he’ll likely accept Washington’s offer of a minor-league contract and re-sign with the Nationals, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

Last offseason Washington gave Wang a one-year contract that included $2 million in guaranteed money and another $3 million in potential incentives, but he struggled to come back from shoulder surgery and never threw a pitch for the Nationals.

His last big-league appearance came in July of 2009, so it seems unlikely that Wang would get more money this offseason than he got last offseason, although with the way teams are throwing money around so far perhaps it’s not as far fetched as it appears.

  1. kinggeorge96 - Dec 6, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    If he’s healthy, the Yankees should give him another go. The guys a ground ball machine when his sinker is working. Wonder if the Yanks would give him a try on a minor league contract? Couldn’t hurt if he’d bite..

    • scapistron - Dec 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM

      That would be great if he could channel all of his ground balls to the right side of the infield, otherwise ouch.

    • yankees1996 - Dec 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM

      That is okay, they can keep him. We just recently repeated the Javier Vazquez experiment with less than stellar results, I see no reason to make the same mistake with Wang!

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 6, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    It seems like it was just yesterday when Wang was called the ACE of the Yankee staff.

    • yankeesfanlen - Dec 6, 2010 at 3:21 PM

      I think he really was until he had to play that archaic brand of baseball in Houston.

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