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Wang goes to Washington?

Update: Contrary to an earlier report in the Boston Globe, Chien-Ming Wang's agent now says the pitcher is not close to a deal with Washington -- or any other team -- and it is probably going to be a week or two before he makes up his mind.

Although they were once said to be very interested in Wang, I'm not sure that the Cardinals are still pursuing him after the addition of Rich Hill. But if Wang is healthy, he has a tremendous upside and could be a nice insurance policy if one of the Birds' top four starters -- who all have a history of injuries -- goes down.


Former Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang, who reportedly drew interest from the Cardinals earlier this off-season, has decided to sign a one-year deal with the Nationals.

Wang is a groundball pitcher who had great success with the Yankees a couple of years ago before he suffered an arm injury. He was of interest to several clubs even though it is uncertain when he will be able to pitch.

Reports on his recovery have pegged Wang's return to game action everywhere from the middle of May to midseason.

No word on why Wang picked the Nationals, a rebuilding team in a tough division.