Wang's contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
The 27-year-old lefty owns an ugly 11.09 ERA in 18.2 career innings at the highest level but hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2017. His ERA sits at 3.75 after 24 innings for Las Vegas this season. Fernando Rodney was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Wang has a minor leg strain and won't participate in Friday's throwing session, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Wang signed a minor-league deal with the Athletics at the start of February but will have to wait to get his first throws in at spring training. The injury doesn't appear overly concerning as the 26-year-old attempts to earn a roster spot with Oakland.
Wang received an invitation to the Athletics' major-league spring training, Melissa Lockard of the Athletic reports.
Wang spent the 2018 season in Korea with the NC Dinos and was previously with the Brewers. The left-hander is still only 26, but struggled over eight appearances in 2017 as a situational lefty, allowing two earned runs on five hits over just 1.1 innings.
Wang will go overseas to play for the NC Dinos of the KBO League in South Korea in 2018, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Wang is expected to leave the Brewers' organization within the coming days, and the club will receive financial compensation for his departure. The left-hander delivered a strong season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2017 but wasn't able to make an impact at the major-league level, allowing two runs in 1.1 relief innings over eight appearances.
Wang was promoted by the Brewers on Friday.
Wang rejoins the Brewers after spending most of this season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. During 47 games with the Sky Sox, Wang posted a 2.05 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 57 innings of action. He made one appearance with the Brewers in late July, and figures to serve in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen as long as he's with the team.
Wang was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs following Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers need to open a roster spot for Thursday's starter Matt Garza, and Wang was chosen as the roster casualty. He only appeared in one game before being sent back to the minors, allowing a hit without recording an out. He could return later in the year should Milwaukee need another lefty bullpen arm.
Wang had his contract selected by the Brewers on Sunday.
Wang was selected by the Brewers in the 2014 Rule 5 draft and trudged his way through a disastrous 10.90 ERA over 17.1 low-leverage innings in his first season with Milwaukee. The 25-year-old has spent the 2017 campaign in the tough pitching environment of Colorado Springs but has performed admirably, currently holding a 2.09 ERA over 47.1 innings. He'll provide another lefty arm in the Brewers bullpen moving forward.
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|2014||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||0||2||3.29||3||3||0||0||0||13.2||13||6||5||0||0||4||10|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||1||0||1.86||2||1||0||0||0||9.2||7||2||2||0||0||0||9|
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|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||6||2||2.05||47||0||0||0||1||57.0||57||17||13||6||0||12||48|