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Initial report on Wang

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 23, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chien-Ming Wang threw 91 pitches today in Tampa today, 70 for strikes.

I’m still gathering the details in terms of hits and runs, but he struck out 11 without a walk and was averaging around 91 with his fastball.

Wag pitched in an extended spring training game, which is not an official minor-league game. That is why is was allowed to play.

Without being there, it’s impossible to say how he looked. The AP had a reporter there and this post will be updated as more information comes in. I think almost regardless of how he looked, however, it seems likely the Yankees will put Wang on the disabled list against his wishes.

Phil Hughes (3-0, 1.86) is ready to go in Scranton and pitched last night. He is set for Tuesday in Detroit if that is what they decide to do.

Hughes pitched well last night (7.2 6 1 1 1 7) against Buffalo.

Updates to come.

UPDATE, 3:41 p.m.: Nardi Contreras just told reporters in Tampa that Wang needs more arm strength and that is sinker is not consistent enough.

I don’t know what injury they’ll claim he has, but every indication is that Wang will be on the DL sometime soon.

UPDATE, 4:57 p.m.: Wang allowed nine hits, four runs (three earned) against a team of Phillies prospects.




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