PeteAbe received some information about Chien-Ming Wang today…
Chien-Ming Wang threw 91 pitches today in Tampa today, 70 for strikes.
I’m still gathering the details in terms of hits and runs, but he struck out 11 without a walk and was averaging around 91 with his fastball.
Wag pitched in an extended spring training game, which is not an official minor-league game. That is why is was allowed to play.
Without being there, it’s impossible to say how he looked. The AP had a reporter there and this post will be updated as more information comes in. I think almost regardless of how he looked, however, it seems likely the Yankees will put Wang on the disabled list against his wishes.
PeteAbe also added that Nardi Contreras just told reporters in Tampa that Wang needs more arm strength and that is sinker is not consistent enough.
Looks like Wang may be headed to the DL and the Yankees will call up Phil Hughes, who is 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA for SWB.