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.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Get 4 Points From Panarin In Rout Of Blackhawks
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).READ MORE: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
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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