Yankees bring back Wang early
Chien-Ming Wang has made a U-turn and will be in New York tonight as a long reliever for the Yankees, the New York Daily News is reporting.
Wang had been scheduled to start tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, but last night’s injury to Joba Chamberlain appears to have changed those plans.
Joe Girardi said last night that he is hopeful Chamberlain will be able to make his scheduled start on Tuesday at Texas, but the Yankees’ bullpen was a little thin even before Adam Jones lined a bullet off Chamberlain’s right knee in the first inning.
Having Wang around as insurance for long relief and a possible start Tuesday seems to make sense, especially after he threw 13 scoreless innings at Triple-A and looked sharp in the bullpen at Yankee Stadium.