Yankees’ Wang Suffers Shoulder Setback


Jul 20, 2009

Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang played catch in the outfield at Yankee Stadium on Monday, prior to the Yankees-Orioles series opener, as he rehabs his injured right shoulder.

According to Peter Abraham of the Journal News, Wang experienced pain in the shoulder and will be shut down until at least Friday. Manager Joe Girardi cited rotator cuff issues as the cause of the pain.

Wang last pitched on July 4 against the Blue Jays, pitching 5 1/3 innings and allowing four earned runs. He was forced to leave the game early with shoulder pain after finally beginning to look like his old self.

Wang was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA in nine starts and 12 games this season with the Yankees. The two-time 19-game winner underwent shoulder surgery in 2000 that caused him to miss the entire 2001 season. He was also forced to miss two months of action in 2005 because of shoulder problems.

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