Newspaper article China Post

Wang to Start Sunday after Three-Month-Hiatus: Nationals

Newspaper article China Post

Wang to Start Sunday after Three-Month-Hiatus: Nationals

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Taiwanese Major League pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will be starting this Sunday in the majors after a nearly three-month-hiatus, the Washington Nationals announced Friday.

The Taiwan-native right-hander will get the start against the Milwaukee Brewers of Sunday's home doubleheader, announced the Nationals' manager Davey Johnson in a pre-game press conference Friday.

The upcoming game will be the 32-year-old's first big-league start since June 19 against Tampa Bay. Wang, who was relieved by Ross Detwiler in that game, then went on to forfeit his spot in the rotation to Detwiler from that point on.

The Nationals need a starter for that day because they don't want right-hander Jordan Zimmermann to pitch on short rest, Johnson said.

Zimmermann pitched Wednesday on seven days' rest because of a rain postponement the previous day.

Wang was able to reclaim the post as a starter after a stable outing as a reliever Wednesday during a 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers by throwing 2 1-3 shutout innings. …

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