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.
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.by