Chien-Ming Wang released from Yankees

New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is seeing the end of his career with the team.

On Friday, an opt-out clause in the 33-year-old pitcher’s Minor League contract was put into action, which led to his release, the New York Daily News reported.

The 33-year-old signed with the Yankees at the end of spring training and had a 2.33 ERA with a ground-ball rate of 58 percent with eight Triple-A starts in 58 games, a CBS Sports article stated.

Wang had a foot injury while running between bases and it ended his season in 2008, and he returned to the field in 2009.

In the past two seasons, he pitched a bit for the Nationals and went 6-6 with a 4.94 ERA, starting 16 times in 21 games.

Wang will be signing with the Blue Jays and be put into the team’s rotation next week, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported.

As for the Blue Jays, Wang will become their 12th starting pitcher for this year, and hopefully will help the team, who has had players that have suffered injuries this season.

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