Yankees’ Wang has shoulder surgery

New York Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang (40), returns to

New York Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang (40), returns to the dugout after retiring the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 8-6. (John Dunn for Newsday) Photo Credit: Newsday/John Dunn

advertisement | advertise on newsday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Yankees starting pitcher Chien-Ming
Wang has had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his injured
right shoulder.

Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure
Wednesday to repair what Yankees manager Joe Girardi said was a
tear in the capsule. The team is awaiting reports from the surgery
before setting a potential timetable for Wang’s return next year.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

After winning 19 games in 2006 and 2007, Wang missed the final
3 months last season after injuring his right foot while running
the bases in Houston. He was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA in 12 games this
season, after missing time from April 19 to May 21 with a hip

Also, the Yankees obtained right-hander Jason Hirsh from
Colorado for a player to named, and pitcher Brett Tomko, designated
for assignment on July 22, was released.




Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter for stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: