Yankees agree to terms with Chien-Ming Wang

Greg Fiume

The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang.

The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

It was recently reported that Wang was expected to eventually sign with the Yankees, after the veteran threw for team scouts. New York has been seeking additional starting pitching depth, considering they are currently thin beyond their starting five.

Entering the spring, the Yankees had a projected starting four that consisted of CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes. Ivan Nova and David Phelps were said to be competing for the No. 5 spot in New York's rotation. But Hughes is expected to start the regular season on the disabled list, meaning both Nova and Phelps would slide into a starting role out of the game. Michael Pineda is also recovering from injury, but he's expected to return at some point this year.

Wang spent the 2012 season with the Washington Nationals. He appeared in 10 games -- including five starts -- for the club last year, posting an ERA of 6.68 over 32 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old spent a majority of the year in Washington's minor league system.

From 2006-07, Wang won 38 games for the Yankees. He went on to struggle with multiple injuries, which derailed his career. Over seven seasons in the majors, he owns an ERA of 4.26 with a 1.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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