On June 15, 2008, Chien-Ming Wang suffered a Lisfranc sprain and a tear of the Peroneus Longus tendon in his right foot. That knocked him out for the season. And, back in February 2008, one report suggested Wang had a torn rotator cuff that was never repaired. Other than that, Wang’s a very good pitcher – especially at Yankee Stadium.
But, you have to wonder…back when the Yankees locked up Robinson Cano with a long-term contract last off-season, Wang raised his hand and said “How ’bout me?” And, the Yankees’ answer was “Thanks. But, not now.”
…so, how come?
Do the Yankees know more about Wang’s ability to stay healthy than Joe The Yankee Fan? And, if there is reason to be concerned, should Yankeeland be concerned right now, or, save that for a later date?