Via Pete Abe -
[Chien-Ming] Wang needs a tear in his capsule repaired, apparently. The capsule is the soft-tissue membrane. Typically, the capsule is tightened in surgery.
The Yankees either don’t know or aren’t saying how long Wang will be out. But it will be for the rest of this season and quite likely some of next season as well. This will be Wang’s second shoulder surgery in eight years.
There’s no way the Yankees are going to give Sergio Mitre ten-plus starts, with Wang out, from here until October. Considering that every decent Yankees starting pitching prospect in the minors is disabled, or so it seems, expect a trade for a starting pitcher soon.