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Chien-Ming Wang | Relief Pitcher | #67

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/31/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Taipei Ti Wu University
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / NYY
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Royals purchased the contract of RHP Chien-Ming Wang from Triple-A Omaha.
Wang has been a surprise story this spring, as his velocity was up in the mid-90s after he worked with pitching guru Ron Wolforth. He could wind up being an effective reliever for the Royals if the velocity holds. Apr 3 - 11:36 AM

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Chien-Ming Wang is throwing in the mid-90s with his fastball this spring.

Wang said his velocity was 88-89 mph range last season, but he has seen a significant uptick since working with pitching guru Ron Wolforth, who has also turned around Scott Kazmir's career. The 35-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Royals over the winter after posting a 5.88 ERA at the Triple-A level last season. With the newfound velocity, he's a candidate for a bullpen spot this spring.
Mar 15 - 11:51 AM

Royals signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.

Wang spent the 2015 season between the Braves and Mariners Triple-A clubs, posting a 5.88 ERA over 130 innings. He'll serve as organizational depth in Kansas City.
Jan 7 - 4:05 PM

Mariners signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.

Wang was released by the Braves last month after posting a 6.10 ERA for Triple-A Gwinnett. The 35-year-old is merely a depth guy.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Braves released RHP Chien-Ming Wang.

Wang posted a 6.10 ERA for Triple-A Gwinnett. The 35-year-old is now on the lookout for a new gig.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Braves re-assigned RHP Chien-Ming Wang to minor league camp.

Wang held a 4.76 ERA over 11 1/3 innings this spring. The 35-year-old is just an organizational depth guy at this point in his career, but he could get a shot at some point with the rebuilding Braves.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Chien-Ming Wang pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals in a no-decision Sunday.

Wang twice retired (Kolten) Wong in the game, though that doesn't make it right. The sinkerballer is competing with Eric Stults and Cody Martin for the fifth spot in Atlanta's rotation. He has a 2.70 ERA and a 6/5 K/BB ratio in 10 innings this spring.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Braves signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wang had a 4.12 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 172 2/3 innings this past season between the Triple-A affiliates of the White Sox and Reds. The 34-year-old right-hander seems doubtful to have any sort of positive impact with Atlanta. He hasn't been an effective major league pitcher since 2011.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:49:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Wang opted out of his minor league contract with the Reds on July 13 after posting a 3.70 ERA in 119 1/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville. The 34-year-old right-hander could get a look at some point in Chicago.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 02:50:00 PM

RHP Chien Ming Wang opted out of his contract with the Reds.

That now makes the 34-year-old right-hander a free agent. He was pitching decently at Triple-A Louisville, compiling a 3.70 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 50/45 K/BB ratio over 119 1/3 innings. He should be able to secure a minor league deal elsewhere.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds are considering calling up Chien-Ming Wang to start in a doubleheader against the Cubs on July 8.

As a result, Wang has pushed back the opt-out date in his minor league contract until the All-Star break. The 34-year-old has a 3.48 ERA across 16 starts this season in Triple-A.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 01:08:00 PM

Chien-Ming Wang tossed a scoreless inning in the Reds' 9-1 victory over the D'Backs on Thursday.

Wang allowed one hit. He'll start with Triple-A and serve as a spot starter for the Reds throughout the season.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Reds reassigned RHP Chien-Ming Wang, RHP Drew Hayes, LHP Lee Hyde, and INF Argenis Diaz to minor league camp.

None of these cuts were surprising. Wang had one bad outing and two decent outings this spring in the Cactus League. He'll be an emergency starter for the Reds.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 03:18:00 PM

Chien-Ming Wang struggled in Thursday's outing against the Giants, allowing three runs (two earned) in three innings.

Wang's big league career is on life support after posting an aggregate 5.55 ERA in 121 2/3 innings since the start of 2011. He'll start the year in Triple-A and provide the Reds rotation insurance. Wang's ability to miss bats has been greatly diminished and isn't likely to be recovered.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Chien-Ming Wang's minor league contract with the Reds contains a pair of opt-out clauses if he isn't on the Major League roster on May 31 or June 30.

The veteran right-hander is attempting to work his way onto the Reds Opening Day roster, perhaps as a long-reliever, but the more likely scenario is that he begins the year in Triple-A and serves as additional rotation depth. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 12:14:00 AM

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2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
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DH1Kendrys Morales
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PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
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3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Dillon Gee
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Danny Duffy
6Chien-Ming Wang
7Tim Collins
8Miguel Almonte