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Chien-Ming Wang Opts Out Of Yankees Deal, Signs With Toronto

Right-Hander To Start For Blue Jays On June 11
Chien-Ming Wang in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Chien-Ming Wang in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Chien-Ming Wang has opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees and is set to join the Blue Jays’ rotation, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.

The 33-year-old has signed with Toronto and will start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, Heyman reported.

The Yankees signed Wang to a minor league deal in March after he threw 12 scoreless innings in the WBC for the Chinese Taipei team. He was 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in nine starts this season for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Wang was one of the Yankees’ top starters before a 2008 foot injury derailed his career. He went 55-26 in five seasons in the Bronx and was a two-time 19-game winner (2006-07).

The right-hander also had shoulder surgery in 2009.

He went 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in 2012 for the Washington Nationals.

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