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A quick update on Chien-Ming Wang

Chien-Ming Wang's debut for the Nationals remains most likely at least one month away. While the Nationals originally hoped Wang might be able to pitch in May, he has experienced no setbacks and prefers the precautionay stance the team has used in his recovery from shoulder surgery, said Alan Nero, one of Wang's representatives and the managing director of Octagon's baseball division.

Wang is throwing simulated innings every two or three days and is scheduled to appear in the majors in late July or early August, Nero said. Wang last pitched in the majors July 12 of last year for the New York Yankees.

The long rehab in Viera, Fla.'s stifling weather has been a grind, but Wang is "doing quite well," Nero said. Last week, the Nationals allowed Wang a three-day break from rehab in Viera so he could visit his family in New Jersey.

"He's been incredibly positive," Nero said. "With the Yankees, there was never a complete understanding of the injury. The conservative approach the Nationals have taken has been outstanding."

By Adam Kilgore  |  June 22, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
 
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Comments

What is the status of Marquis?

Posted by: LHeselden | June 22, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Short of getting stem cell injections into the shoulder I don't think it will hold up. Same with olsen. I am not a doctor but I do watch House on a regular basis.

Posted by: chillsonic | June 22, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

August? They do realize the season only goes thru Sept don't they?

Posted by: dovelevine | June 22, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Getting Wang and his trademark heavy balls in the rotation will be a money shot in the arm for the Nats.

Posted by: 37thandK | June 22, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"money shot in the arm"
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

umm.....eww. The arm, really? (In my best Inego Montoya impersonation) I do not think that means what you think it means...

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | June 22, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if this is a common topic, but, can someone explain to me why Mike Morse is not getting more at-bats? His OPS against righties is 1.3! I know it's a small sample size, but come on!

Posted by: FriendofalltheWorld | June 22, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Kasten, Rizzo, and McCarthy told the same thing to Yuan, Taiwan ambassador yesterday. According to the news release from Taiwan Embassy.

Posted by: DCtw | June 22, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if this is a common topic, but, can someone explain to me why Mike Morse is not getting more at-bats? His OPS against righties is 1.3! I know it's a small sample size, but come on!

Posted by: FriendofalltheWorld | June 22, 2010 2:43 PM
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That's been the question of the week around here...
BTW, I was at the game last night in section 212 (compliments of a friend...awesome seats in the diamond club area) and saw Morse's bomb...two words: Holy Crap...
The left fielder didn't even move...just turned his head and watched it fly into section 101-102...two rows away from landing in Johnny and Ray's Perch.

Posted by: TimDz | June 22, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

If it wasn't so daggone hot in here, I'd come up with something about Nero fiddling around while we burn through pitchers. Eh, never mind.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 22, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

So, they paid him for a year but he'll only pitch for maybe a month?

Great work if you can get it.

Posted by: p_chuck | June 22, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not certain that he ever throws a pitch for the Nats.

Posted by: dlombardo1 | June 22, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

"So, they paid him for a year but he'll only pitch for maybe a month?"

They own him for next year too.

Posted by: nunof1 | June 22, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

What IS a simulated game? Is it like that game in the kids section at NATS PARK?

Posted by: CALSGR8 | June 22, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Great!

The Nationals training staff will give him excellent care. He'll be back just in time to get-in a few starts this year, impress the Yankees enough so that they will sign him this off-season, and he'll win 19 games for them next season.

Well done, Nats!

Posted by: noslok | June 22, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Noslok, Wang is not a free agent at the end of the year. He's arbitration elgible. So essentially, if we want him at the end of the year, we offer him arbitration. If we don't want him, we don't offer him arbitration. So ultimately, it is our decision, but we still need to learn if he's fully back.

Posted by: curlyWfan | June 22, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

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