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Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League deal

12/19/2013 1:25 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Chien-Ming Wang spent part of 2013 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.(AP)
The Cincinnati Reds have signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.

According to a press release sent by Wang’s agency, Octagon, to Taiwanese media, Wang will also receive an invitation to Spring Training. Should he reach the Majors, Wang will earn a $1.25 million base salary, with incentives in the deal that could boost his salary up to $3 million.

Wang, who turns 34 in March, split 2013 between the Yankees and Blue Jays organizations, signing a Minor League deal with the Yankees late in Spring Training after an impressive run in the World Baseball Classic. He was 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being released on June 7 so he could sign a Major League deal with Toronto, and with the Jays, the righty was 1-2 with a 7.67 ERA in six Major League starts and 4-3 with a 3/48 ERA in eight starts at Triple-A Buffalo.

For his Major League career, Wang is 62-34 with a 4.77 ERA in eight seasons, the first five of which (2005-09) saw him in pinstripes.

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