Sterling: Wang to start at AAA

Game 31 Spillover Thread II
Jose Gil helps Trenton walk-off with a win

According to John Sterling, Chien-Ming Wang will make his next rehab start at AAA on Tuesday. My guess is that if Wang has a good outing, he’ll replace Phil Hughes in the rotation next weekend. With a day off on Monday, the Yankees will need five starters this week before Wang is ready. If Wang isn’t sharp for Scranton, he’ll stay there on his rehab assignment.

Game 31 Spillover Thread II
Jose Gil helps Trenton walk-off with a win
  • A.D.

    Scranton just needs bodies to start at this point.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      This is a 1-for-1 “trade” though for Scranton. If Wang is good enough, the Yanks will trade Hughes for Wang. There’s your body.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice of the Yankees to bolster the SWB rotation.

    On a serious note, I’m really skeptical that whatever physical issue Wang has could have been remedied so quickly.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Conspiracy theory: That’s because his physical issue was mechanical, and the Yanks used the DL to work on Wang’s mechanics.

      • Moshe Mandel

        No!!! The Yankees using the DL illegitimately? I don’t believe it!!

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Bush league.

      • Giuseppe Franco

        I know part of his deal was a mechanics issue but didn’t they put him on a rehab program to strengthen his legs and feet as well?

        I’d like to see Wang back as much as anyone – but I hope they aren’t rushing him back.

        Two starts at Scranton might not be a bad thing.

  • DCR

    Good news. I really don’t want Hughes out there anymore.

  • yankees=warriors

    I thought it was a fake injury too at first, but after everything they’ve done and hearing what Wang had to say himself, I would think that’s not the case.

    Heard that he is pitching with precision and his velocity is very much there now, so I don’t think they’re rushing him back.

    It’s just too bad that Hughes is going to go down on a bad note… Hope he’ll refine his pitches more once he back in AAA, and dominate again if he gets back again later in the season.