Jun 12, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (40) looks in for the sign against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Nationals beat the Blue Jays 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Nationals have pulled right-hander Chien-Ming Wang off of his minor league rehab assignment due to hip soreness, and the 32-year-old is out indefinitely, reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times:
Chien-Ming Wang's sordid injury history grew longer on Wednesday when the right-hander was pulled off his rehab assignment with continued soreness in his right hip and will remain on the disabled list for the time being.
Following Tuesday night’s start in which Wang surrendered six earned runs on seven hits and two walks, the Nationals announced he had a recurrence of hip soreness that sent him to the disabled list on July 3.
Prior to the injury and Wang being shutdown, his minor league rehab assignment was set to expire on August 11. At that time, Washington would have had to make a decision; add the veteran to their twenty-five-man roster or designate him for assignment. Now, if Wang remains on the DL until after September 1, the Nationals will not have to make a move to clear space for him as rosters will have expanded.
Wang has appeared in seven games, including four starts, for the Nationals this season, maintaining an ERA of 7.61. Over his eleven starts in the minors, he’s posted an ERA of 4.33.
Will Wang return prior to September 1?