Chien-Ming Wang to Rehab in Syracuse Tuesday

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 7/17/2011 01:34:00 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

Former Yankee to face Bisons at 7 P.M.

Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Chiefs are proud to announce that Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is scheduled to start for the Chiefs on Tuesday, July 19. Wang is slated to pitch for the Chiefs against the Buffalo Bisons in Tuesday night’s game starting at 7:00 PM. The 2006 Cy Young runner-up is currently 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four starts on a rehab stint between Class-A Hagerstown, Class A-Advanced Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. The right-hander has tossed 18 innings and has allowed 13 hits, two runs and two walks while striking out eight. Wang is recovering from shoulder surgery and has not pitched in a major league game since July 4, 2009.

Wang is 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA in 109 games (104 starts) over his major league career with the New York Yankees. Wang pitched for the Yankees from 2005 to 2009 after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2000. The 31-year old had his best season in 2006, finishing second in American League Cy Young voting after a 19-6 campaign with a 3.63 ERA. Wang led the American League that season with 0.5 home runs allowed per nine innings.

Media availability is pending for Wang’s appearance in Syracuse. Information will be available in a future release.

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