Jul 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT
The announcement came hours after Wang made his sixth (and final) minor-league rehab start, allowing five runs and eight hits over five innings for Class AAA Syracuse against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was by far the 31-year-old’s least-effective start during his month-long rehab assignment, and it perhaps raised some questions about his readiness to face big-league hitters, but the Nationals don’t have the ability to keep him in the minors any longer.
Pitchers are allowed only 30 days on rehab assignments before they must either come off the disabled list, establish they’ve suffered a new injury or otherwise be removed off the franchise’s roster. Wang’s assignment ends on Wednesday, and because he’s out of minor-league options and has been deemed healthy, he would have to be released if not activated.
A two-time 19-game winner with the Yankees in 2006-07, Wang hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since July 4, 2009. He underwent surgery
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