Quick hit: Yankees agree to terms with Chien-Ming Wang

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.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

16 thoughts on “Quick hit: Yankees agree to terms with Chien-Ming Wang

  1. meow

    I'll be super happy when wang gets up to the bigs.

  2. meow

    Wang is going to be huge this year.

  3. meow

    okay thats all i got for now.

  4. Does Wang get a promotion or do we call it an "erection" to the majors?

  5. not Montero's dad

    I hope that other teams don't hit Wang too hard.

  6. oldshiftyeyes

    Yeah, we don't want anybody getting good wood off of our Wang.

  7. srosegots

    You're all sick and twisted individuals…

    I like you a lot.

  8. Professor Longnose

    I’m glad he’s back. I always liked him and wanted the Yankees to resign him after the injury and try to get him back to where he was. I hope he does so well he forces them to bring him up even if the rotation as is is doing well. (Besides, my mother-in-law’s name is Wang, although she’s from the mainland, not Taiwan.)

  9. David

    Yankees pay just the right price for Wang.

  10. Steve

    Good looking Wang has Yankees excited

  11. Steve

    Though not in 2006 form, Yankees hopeful Wang can be solid

    • Steve

      Eh, bad grammar on that one… Though not in 2006 form, Wang hoping to be solid?

      • David

        If Wang pitches more than four hours, see doctor immediately?

  12. uyf1950

    OK it looks like to many of you watched the Bates Motel Premier. Time to get back to baseball. BTW, the Yankees did indeed sign Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League contract.

  13. Norm

    And, if the Yankee pitching staff falters this season, I can just hear the cries from the stands. "We want Wang! We want Wang!"

    (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

  14. mcmastro

    At times in the WBC, Wang really looked untouchable.

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