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Chien-Ming Wang pulled off rehab, out indefinitely

Aug 8, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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Amanda Comak of the Washington Times passes along the following update on the status of injured Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang:

Wang, who gave up six earned runs off seven hits and two walks in Tuesday night in Double-A, had a recurrence of the hip soreness that landed him on the disabled list on July 3, a team spokesman said.

The 32-year-old right-hander has been taken off his minor league rehab assignment and shut down indefinitely, making it highly unlikely that he’ll be cleared to return from the disabled list before rosters expand in September. And if Wang is not able to progress quickly from this recent run of hip discomfort, it’s possible that we won’t see him again this season.

Wang has tossed just 80 innings — to the tune of a 5.02 ERA — since signing with the Nationals in 2010.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Pivoting around to see where the ball is going to land so frequently would tax anyone’s hips.

  2. Glenn - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Wang pulled?

    • ajcardsfan - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      Not just pulled, pulled off…no wonder he’s out, most men would be

      • theawesomersfranchise - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

        “Wang has been pulled again” was just sitting there for Drew, somehow he passed it up and gave us the mature version.

    • kkolchak - Aug 9, 2012 at 3:01 AM

      Wang yanked, actually.

  3. romoscollarbone - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    This guy’s career tanked while rounding third. It always blown my mind that pitchers are some unathletic dredges just bc they throw a baseball.

  4. ningenito78 - Aug 9, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    As a Yankee fan I clearly remember that day in Houston. And fantasy players everywhere calling for the NL to adopt the DH.

  5. kkolchak - Aug 9, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    The Nats began the Wang experiment back in 2010 when they signed him while he was rehabbing. They were so pitching depleted at the time that it made sense to see if they could nurse him back to health. Yet as it turned out, even if he had been relatively effective this year, they didn’t really need him. John Lannan is a better pitcher than even a healthy Wang at this point, and he has spent most of the year at AAA.

  6. harrysatchel - Aug 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    It’s time to say goodbye to Wang. Thanks for playing…pass the mic.

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