Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 2 weeks ago

Wang allowed three hits and two walks with one strikeout over 4.2 scoreless innings in the Braves' split-squad loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. "He's got that sinker going and he's changing speeds on his breaking stuff," manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution afterward. "He did a nice job. Five innings of shutout baseball. We mad some nice plays behind him -- (Jace) Peterson made some nice plays -- but Wang has been impressive, he really has."

Wang had a hiccup last week, giving up three runs while recording just one out against Houston, but he's spun a combined 9.2 scoreless frames in his other three spring outings. Gonzalez said Friday that Wandy Rodriguez has essentially secure a rotation spot, meaning there is just one spot left between Wang, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz, Manny Banuelos and Cody Martin. An important caveat to remember here is that Stults can opt out of his deal if not on the roster by Opening Day, while Wang can't opt out until July.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 5 months ago

Wang signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Monday that includes an invite to spring training, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Wang didn't make an appearance in the majors last season, pitching with two different Triple-A clubs but finishing the season in the White Sox organization. He isn't a strong candidate to make the Braves' roster out of spring training, but a strong performance could give him a chance.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 8 months ago

White Sox signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Wang opted out of his minor league contract with the Reds on July 13 after posting a 3.70 ERA in 119 1/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville. The 34-year-old right-hander could get a look at some point in Chicago.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 9 months ago

RHP Chien Ming Wang opted out of his contract with the Reds.

That now makes the 34-year-old right-hander a free agent. He was pitching decently at Triple-A Louisville, compiling a 3.70 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 50/45 K/BB ratio over 119 1/3 innings. He should be able to secure a minor league deal elsewhere.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 9 months ago

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds are considering calling up Chien-Ming Wang to start in a doubleheader against the Cubs on July 8.

As a result, Wang has pushed back the opt-out date in his minor league contract until the All-Star break. The 34-year-old has a 3.48 ERA across 16 starts this season in Triple-A.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 1 year ago

Chien-Ming Wang tossed a scoreless inning in the Reds' 9-1 victory over the D'Backs on Thursday.

Wang allowed one hit. He'll start with Triple-A and serve as a spot starter for the Reds throughout the season.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 1 year ago

Reds reassigned RHP Chien-Ming Wang, RHP Drew Hayes, LHP Lee Hyde, and INF Argenis Diaz to minor league camp.

None of these cuts were surprising. Wang had one bad outing and two decent outings this spring in the Cactus League. He'll be an emergency starter for the Reds.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 1 year ago

Chien-Ming Wang struggled in Thursday's outing against the Giants, allowing three runs (two earned) in three innings.

Wang's big league career is on life support after posting an aggregate 5.55 ERA in 121 2/3 innings since the start of 2011. He'll start the year in Triple-A and provide the Reds rotation insurance. Wang's ability to miss bats has been greatly diminished and isn't likely to be recovered.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 1 year ago

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Chien-Ming Wang's minor league contract with the Reds contains a pair of opt-out clauses if he isn't on the Major League roster on May 31 or June 30.

The veteran right-hander is attempting to work his way onto the Reds Opening Day roster, perhaps as a long-reliever, but the more likely scenario is that he begins the year in Triple-A and serves as additional rotation depth. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.

Chien-Ming Wang SP ATL 1 year ago

Peter Wang of Eastern Television is reporting that the Reds have signed right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Wang can earn an additional $1.25 million if he makes the team's 25-man roster. His career has been a bumpy ride over the last three seasons, as he has posted a 5.55 ERA over 121.2 innings. He spent the 2013 season in the minors with Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. Wang made just six starts in the majors between June 6 and August 24 this past season.