Wang signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports. Despite bouncing around the Braves and Mariners organizations last season, Wang hasn't pitched at the major league level since 2013 when he was a member of the Blue Jays. He'll join the Royals on a minor league deal but it has not been announced whether he'll receive an invite to major league spring training.
Veteran pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners, according to The News Tribune. Wang was released by the Braves on June 19 after going 2-6 with a 6.10 ERA in 11 games for Triple-A Gwinett.
The Braves have released center fielder Joe Benson and veteran right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, both of whom had been playing for Triple-A Gwinnett. The 35-year-old Wang had not pitched in the major leagues since 2013. He posted miserable numbers this season, the most disturbing of which was 96 hits allowed in 62 innings, which explains his 6.10 ERA. Benson has not participated in a major league game since 2011.
The Braves announced several roster moves on Friday, per the team's official website. Atlanta released left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and catcher Jesus Flores, and reassigned right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to minor-league camp.
Braves pitcher Chien-Ming Wang tossed three scoreless innings Monday, giving up two hits while walking one and striking out one in his team's matchup with the Nationals. Wang relieved Wandy Rodriguez, who also pitched three scoreless innings, and the two are among the competitors for the team's fifth rotation spot this spring. Wang has turned in five scoreless innings over two outings this spring.