Enter Phil Hughes?
By Jon Lane
Peter Abraham has a report on Chien-Ming Wang’s extended spring game. Wang threw 91 pitches, 70 for strikes, walked none and struck out 11 in seven innings against Phillies Minor Leaguers. However, Nardi Contreras told reporters in Tampa that Wang needs more arm strength and that is sinker is not consistent enough.
The AP’s full report is here. The impression is that the Yankees will DL Wang. Phil Hughes would be lined up to start Tuesday in Detroit if the Yankees go that route.
Pete Caldera has more and cited a source that said Wang won’t pitch on Tuesday. Wang gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and Contreras said that he still needs to re-build arm strength coming off last season’s foot injury.