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Cubs Vs. Nationals: Washington Recalls Chien-Ming Wang From Disabled List

After two months on the disabled list, Chien-Ming Wang is back with the Washington Nationals, although it's unclear what use the team has for the pitcher who has struggled in his two years in Washington.

Wang was 2-3 with a 7.61 ERA in seven appearances for the Nats this season before hitting the disabled list with a hip strain. He's looked worse in rehab, posting an 8.26 ERA in 35 innings of minor league work, most recently a two-inning, six-run outing for Double-A Harrisburg. As of right now, he's a sinker specialist who "has not been able to get his sinker down in the zone".

Wang was once promising for the Yankees, earning 19 wins in back-to-back season and finishing second in Cy Young voting in 2006. But he's only pitched in 18 games over two years with Washington while struggling with injuries, and doesn't seem like a feasible option. With the Nationals headed toward the playoffs, it's not clear how they'll use Wang, besides mop-up duty. He certainly isn't the answer to replacing Stephen Strasburg in the rotation, and will most likely come out of the bullpen.

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