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Blue Jays designate Wang for assignment

Former Yankee has started five games for Toronto in 2013
07/03/2013 12:35 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

Former Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays.(AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have designated right-hander Chien-Ming Wang for assignment.

Wang had an ERA of 2.61 in his first 20 2/3 innings pitched for the Jays, but saw his numbers sharply decline of late, giving up 13 runs in 3 1/3 innings over his past two appearances.

After spending the first five years of his career with the Yankees, Wang has spent time with the Blue Jays and Nationals the past three seasons.

Todd Redmond will be called up to replace Wang's spot on the roster. At 28 years of age, Redmond is likely to be utilized in the revolving slot that is the Blue Jays fifth starter. With the All-Star game still two weeks away, Redmond will mark the 13th different pitcher to start a game for Toronto this season. The team has not had a total that high since 2002, when they also started 13.

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