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) (Credit: Newsday/John Dunn)

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.

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
injury.

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.

 


 

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