ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Yankees starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder.
Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure Wednesday to repair what Yankees manager Joe Girardi said was a tear in the capsule. The team is awaiting reports from the surgery before setting a potential timetable for Wang's return next year.
After winning 19 games in 2006 and 2007, Wang missed the final 3½ months last season after injuring his right foot while running the bases in Houston. He was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA in 12 games this season, after missing time from April 19 to May 21 with a hip injury.
Also, the Yankees obtained right-hander Jason Hirsh from Colorado for a player to named, and pitcher Brett Tomko, designated for assignment on July 22, was released.