Chien-Ming Wang SP CIN 1 Day
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 CIN 21 Days
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 CIN 3 Months
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.
Chien-Ming Wang SP CIN 7 Months
Chien-Ming Wang will start Saturday against the Astros.
With the Blue Jays playing a doubleheader on Tuesday, Wang is needed to make a spot start and will immediately be sent back down. The 33-year-old right-hander has a 7.13 ERA over 24 innings at the major league level this season.