If healthy, Chien-Ming Wang could prove to be an invaluable signing for the New York Yankees

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Chien-Ming Wang will again be donning pinstripes in the Bronx.

Chien-Ming Wang signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees today and the former ace will start the season pitching at the Triple-A level.

The 32-year-old Wang, who went 55-26 in 109 games as a Yankee, was New York’s stopper during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

Unfortunately for the Taiwanese icon and the Bombers, Wang suffered a torn Lisfranc ligament and a partial tear of the peroneus longus of the right foot while running around third against the Astros in Houston in June 2008.

Returning the following spring, the hard-throwing sinkerballer struggled mightily on the mound and was plagued by various injuries off of it.

With Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and CC Sabathia entrenched as New York’s starters, Phil Hughes, David Phelps and Ivan Nova are set to battle for the final two spots in the rotation.

Nevertheless, at some point over 162 contests, at least a couple of the above hurlers will visit the disabled list and that’s when a healthy Wang could regain dominance in pinstripes.

Leading the American League with 19 victories in 2006, Chien-Ming Wang will surely have an opportunity to resurface and thrive on One East 161st Street in the Bronx.

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