Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wangs Off Rehab

Nationals rehabbing pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has been pulled off the rehab trail due to continued hip soreness. He was not removed from the D.L. He has been shut down until his hip can heal.

Wang has been out of the majors since July 3rd with the hip injury and has been dreadful in most of his minor league rehab starts.

This is yet just another reason why the Nationals shouldn't resign Wang following this year. He is owed $4 million to play in the minors or sit on the bench. The veteran starting pitcher, once ace for the Yankees, hasn't been the pitcher that the Nationals thought they got. He has been mediocre at best and overall just a letdown.

It's unclear when Wang will return to the majors, but my guess is it won't be anytime soon. He'll have to go through rehab all over again and then IF his hip is feeling up to it, he'll return to the majors as a long reliever.

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Source: Washington Times