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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/ 4/2011

Wang cuts short intrasquad outing because of shoulder tightness

By Dave Sheinin

Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang felt his surgically repaired shoulder tighten up between innings of an intrasquad game on a windy Friday morning, and cut short his scheduled two-inning stint.

"He said he was just a little tight," pitching coach Steve McCatty said. "There's no sense in trying to rush it, with all the progress he's made. We were hoping for two [innings], but it was one. We'll see where he's at in a day or two, and go from there."

In his first game-speed action of the spring, facing Nationals minor-leaguers, Wang wound up throwing 16 pitches, 10 of them for strikes. Radar readings on his fastball were generally in the mid-80s, with at least one at 87 mph, but still several ticks below his pre-surgery norm.

Wang actually looked better in his pre-game bullpen session than during his one inning in the game, with plenty of movement on his trademark sinker.

Opposing Wang, lefty Tom Gorzelanny also faced his first in-game action of the spring, making it through two innings and throwing a total of 23 pitches, 15 of them for strikes. Gorzelanny had been set back by a case of walking pneumonia just before the opening of camp. He said he feels fine now and expects to pitch in big league exhibition games beginning with his next outing.

By Dave Sheinin  | March 4, 2011; 11:02 AM ET
Categories:  Chien-Ming Wang  
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Comments

"Gorzelanny had been set back by a case of walking pneumonia just before the opening of camp."

Okay, so Gorzelanny can blame his walks on pneumonia. What's Mock's excuse?

Posted by: FeelWood | March 4, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so Gorzelanny can blame his walks on pneumonia. What's Mock's excuse?

Posted by: FeelWood | March 4, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Hahaha! That's funny.

Posted by: capsfan0837 | March 4, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Other outlets had Wang throwing 82-84, instead of mid-80s-to-87. I know radar guns can vary, but that's a pretty big difference. Any more info on the various sources of these numbers? Did someone actually see the readings on the guns?

Posted by: jcj5y | March 4, 2011 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Two or three mph either way on a radar gun is a BIG difference, jcj5y? Try selling that argument to the state trooper who just pulled you over.

Posted by: nunof1 | March 4, 2011 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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