Nats Reportedly Sign Wang

Posted by Dave Nichols | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | , , | 0 comments »

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have signed right-handed starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang.  The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Wang is coming off two seasons worth of injuries.  He missed the second half of 2008 with a foot injury, sustained running the bases during interleague play, and most of 2009 with shoulder surgery.

Before the surgery in 2009, Wang was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA and 2.024 WHIP in 12 appearances (nine starts).

Wang is a two-time 19 game winner for the New York Yankees, posting sub-3.80 ERAs in both of his full-season campaigns.  He also led the AL in fewest home runs allowed in 2006 and 2007.

Still in rehab from his surgery, Wang will not be ready to join the rotation until mid-May at the earliest.