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Chien-Ming Wang to start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday

04/17/2013 10:15 AM ET
By Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Media Relations

Chien-Ming Wang signed a Minor League contract with the Yankees on March 22.
MOOSIC, Pa. – When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) return home on Friday, there will be at least one change to their roster. On April 19, right-hander Chien-Ming Wang will get the starting nod from manager Dave Miley against the Syracuse Chiefs at 7:05 p.m.

Wang has gone 61-32 with a 4.26 ERA over 130 big league appearances (120 starts). His best season came with the Yankees in 2006 when he led the American League in wins at 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA. Wang finished as the runner-up to Johan Santana for the Cy Young Award that year as well. The Yankees will make a move before Friday to create room for Wang on the RailRiders’ 25-man roster.

The rest of SWB’s rotation will get bumped back a day on the weekend with Brett Marshall throwing on Saturday and Vidal Nuno going on Sunday. This is not a rehab outing for Wang, who was signed to a minor league deal by the Bombers on March 22. He threw twice for the SWB franchise in 2009 when he went 1-0 in two starts and tossed 13 scoreless innings.

Wang’s outing coincides with Friday Fireworks presented by Jack Williams Tire and Auto means a post-game fireworks show that will entertain fans of all ages. Great ticket packages, group deals and single-game tickets are available. With no upper deck at PNC Field anymore, every seat in the ballpark provides the supreme views and intimacy that make minor league baseball so special at incredibly affordable prices. For more information, please visit the team’s official website, www.swbrailriders.com, or call 570-969-BALL (2255).

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