Found May 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees right-hander Chien-Ming Wang can opt out of his minor league contract with the team on Friday if he so chooses. However, Wang's representatives have told the Yankees that the veteran won't exercise his opt-out clause unless he is able to secure a major league deal elsewhere, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post. While Wang has been successful during his time with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, executives that Sherman spoke with do not expect him to land a major league gig by Friday. Over eight starts in the minors, the 33-year-old has posted a 2.65 ERA over 51 innings. While the numbers are solid, Sherman says the sense around baseball is that Wang's stuff is still nowhere near his 2006-07 Yankee peak. Sherman notes that the New York Mets -- one team that could be interested in starting pitching -- aren't targeting Wang. The right-hander could be an option to replace Jeremy Hefner or even Dillon Gee in the Mets' rotation, but they do not want to add someone that will ultimately be replaced by top prospect Zack Wheeler -- who's set to debut sometime in early June. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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