Via NJ.com’s Ledger on the Yankees Blog -
Chien-Ming Wang, last year’s runnerup for the AL Cy Young Award and widely expected to be the Yankees’ opening day starter, will begin the season on the disabled list.
Wang has a Grade 1 (mild) strain of his right hamstring, suffered Friday while running.
“I don’t look for him to touch our major league mound unti late April — some time in the 20,” general manager Brian Cashman said.
This means that Wang, assuming he comes back as planned and does not miss any more time later, should get about 28 starts this season for the Yankees. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I asked (here):
Will at least three members of the Yankees starting rotation make 30+ starts this season?
It’s starting to look like the answer to that one will be “No.”