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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MLB: Yankees’ Wang has shoulder surgery

Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — New York 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 3› 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.