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Orioles among teams “keeping tabs” on Chien-Ming Wang

May 31, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Chien-Ming Wang is pitching at Triple-A for the Yankees, but he has the ability to opt out of the minor-league contract at the end of every month and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “are one of several teams that have kept tabs” on him.

Wang has started eight games at Triple-A with a 2.65 ERA, but he’s managed just 23 strikeouts in 51 innings while allowing opponents to hit .260.

And that’s basically been Wang’s story since coming back from injury. He still throws strikes and gets plenty of ground balls, but rarely misses any bats and is too hittable in general. Still, as the season progresses and more teams need rotation reinforcements he’d make sense as an option if the Yankees aren’t interested in a call-up.

  1. pisano - May 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Aaron with your post, you have probably put Wang back in a Yankee uniform.

  2. stephenolszewski - May 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Indians better keep tabs too, with Myers going to bullpen we need another starter

  3. recoveringcubsfan - May 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    After seeing the Orioles drub the Nationals this week, here I was thinking they actually wanted to make the playoffs. Wang makes me not so sure (also, by the way, the Google translation of a Viagra ad in Japan!)

  4. johngol04 - May 31, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    wang has a great sinker…the only problem with a sinker is it has to break perfect every time….if it does it is deadly if it doesn’t its just a big meatball

  5. mybrunoblog - May 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Wang could be really big for some team in need. He could fill a hole in the rotation. He certainly sticks out as a number 4 or 5 starter.

    • dluxxx - May 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      I see what you did there…

  6. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    I am very disappointed in the internet today. This article has been up for almost an hour, and yet no one has made a terrible pun centered around this player’s name.

    • psuorioles - May 31, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Do you remember last year when the Nats and Mets played and the starters were Wang and Dickey???

    • dluxxx - May 31, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      See mybruno’s comment above. Maybe a little too subtle?

  7. stlouis1baseball - May 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    I don’t blame them one bit. I always keep tabs on my Wang. I have to know where it is at all times.
    The consequences of doing otherwise can follow you around for a lifetime.

  8. kelshannon19 - May 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Astros will give you Bud Norris for Manny Machado. Ok i tried.

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