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Sliding Into Home:
From USA Today:The New York Yankees have brought back a familiar face, signing Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.
The Yankees said on Saturday that Wang would report right away to the minor league complex.
Wang, who turns 33 this month, was originally signed by the Yankees in 2000. He went 55-26 with them during five seasons and was a 19-game winner in consecutive years.Since he hasn't had many big league highlights since injuring himself in Houston that day, here's some video from this year's WBC:
His entire outing vs Japan
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
English: Wang in bullpen 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It doesn’t take much to impress the New York Yankees these days, as Chien-Ming Wang just proved inking a one-year minor league deal with the team.
It took Wang all of 12 scoreless innings in the WBC for the Yankees to abolish his past.
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The New York Yankees are dealing with multiple injuries as
the regular season approaches – including Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and
Mark Teixeira. You can add two more names to that list, as Clay Rapada and Phil
Hughes are likely to begin the year on the disabled list.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters – including Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger...
A string of bad luck has struck the New York Yankees and now Derek Jeter may start 2013 on the disabled list.
Worried, upset, concerned, just a few words that describe Yankees fans to start the season.
While the progress of Yankee captain Derek Jeter, returning from a broken left ankle suffered in Game One of last October’s American League Championship Series, had been a mostly...
A battered and bruised New York Yankees squad is reportedly calling for the cavalry.
The team is in the midst of working out a deal that will put veteran Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells in pinstripes.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Vernon Wells might become the latest addition to the New York Yankees' injury-depleted lineup.
As the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 10 innings Sunday behind a pair of Kevin Youkilis home runs, New York was negotiating with the Los Angeles Angels to acquire the outfielder.
A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity...
I’ve already speculated that, when Brian Cashman broke his ankle skydiving March 4, that maybe he also unknowingly hit his head, because some of his moves and intentions this spring have been, well, questionable, if not downright nuts.
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From LoHud:“It was an easy decision for me (to sign back with the Yankees) because I never wanted to leave,” Wang said. “… It’s like back in the day. This was my first team, this is where I started. I feel great.”
Wang said there were “four or five” teams interested in him, all looking into minor league deals.....
Although he knows he’s heading to Triple-A...
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Desperate times calls for desperate measures, and make no mistakes about it, this is a move of desperation by the New York Yankees.
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