I know, you probably wanted a snappy, slightly perverted headline and believe me, I was tempted to do it but I figured Chien-Ming Wang deserved a little more than that. We’ll save the funnier headlines for the season.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees and Wang have agreed to terms on what’s most likely a Minor League deal. Wang had been in Tampa and throwing for the Yankees this week and was at Billy Connor’s house this winter throwing for him as well, so it was almost a certainty that he’d be signed.
Wang posted a 6.68 ERA and 2.01 WHIP in 32.3 innings for the Washington Nationals in an injury-plagued 2012. He recently pitched for Chinese Taipei in the World Baseball Classic and while the team didn’t advance very far, Wang was impressive in his limited action – he allowed no runs and only 10 hits over 12 total innings. He walked one batter and struck out three.