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Cincinnati Reds and Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang Agree to Minor League Deal

December 19th, 2013 at 3:19 PM
By Cody Dalga

The Cincinnati Reds and veteran pitcher Chien-Ming Wang have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract according to Focus Taiwan News Channel.

Wang made his debut in 2005 with the New York Yankees. He spent five years in New York starting just over 100 games and posting a 55-26 record with a 4.16 ERA. He posted back-to-back 19 win seasons in 2006 and 2007. After recovering from numerous injuries he found a spot on the Washington Nationals roster starting 16 games in two seasons before eventually landing in Toronto last season where he started 6 games.

The right-hander has a combination of a four-seam fastball and sinker as well as a slider and changeup. He has average to above-average velocity that sits in the low 90's.

The Taiwan native also participated in this years World Baseball Classic pitching for Chinese Taipei.


 

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