Wang sidelined again with tenderness

If the Yankees get anything for the remainder of the season from Chien-Ming Wang, they will have to consider it a bonus.

The right-hander suffered another setback on Monday while playing catch on the field at Yankee Stadium, experiencing tenderness in his right biceps as he tries to get started on his way off the disabled list and to a rehab assignment. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the session was only “so-so” and that Wang would be shut down until at least Friday.

“I think anytime you’re dealing with cuff issues or shoulder tendinitis
or whatever you want to describe it as, there is concern,” Girardi said. “Whatever he
is able to do, we would love to have. But I think anytime someone is
injured and you’re not sure when the’yre exactly going to be back, you can’t count on them.”

The Yankees are calling up Sergio Mitre to serve as their fifth starter on Tuesday and Girardi said that Mitre is not on a start-to-start basis. As of right now, he is a member of their rotation every fifth day. Meanwhile, Damaso Marte is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

4 Comments

There HAS to be more to this story. Something doesn’t add up. How can a pitcher, generally a good athelete, get so banged up like this – foot, now shoulder.

Can anyone tell me why the Yankees are NOT going after Halliday? Is there something we don’t know? We need another super pitcher. They’ve spent a bundle, what’s a few more?

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npyankee its is time to put him down until next year.

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Too bad for Wang. Other than becoming a new father this has not been his year. It is unbelievable that a pitcher of his caliber – double 19 game winner – could have so much physical difficulty and be unable to perform. All from running the bases in an NL game. His recovery was botched horribly – they must do it right this time.

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Need to put this guy down for the year. What worries me about Wang is the thought that these injuries could be career ending. I’m with you mattys put this guy down for the remainder of this season and hope he be back in 2010. If Mitre does not cut it look for the Yankees to trade for another starter (Halladay, Washburn or someone) by the end of July.

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