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The Washington Nationals signed righthanded pitcher Chad Gaudin yesterday to a minor league contract and invited the former Chiefs pitcher to spring training as a non-roster player.
Gaudin, still only 27 pitched for the Chiefs in 2005 and came within one out of tossing a no-hitter vs Columbus at Alliance Bank Stadium that season.
He spent the 2006 and 07 season with Oakland – pitching in relief 4-2 3.09 ERA in 55 appearances in ’06 and was 11-13 with a 4.42 ERA in 34 starts in ’07.
Chad began the 08′ season with the A’s but was traded to the White Sox in July and finished the season 9-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 50 games.
In 09′ he moved back to the starting rotation with San Diego before being traded to the Yankees again in July and posted a 6-10 record with a 4.65 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season he moved back to the bullpen and for the third straight season split time with Oakland to start the season and finishing with the Yankees. In 42 games he was 1-4 with a 5.65 ERA.
Wang, now 30, missed all of the 2010 season. He pitched in games in September/October at the Nationals Instructional League and was impressive.
As reported this week on the Chiefs Blog Chien-Ming Wang has signed with the Nats and will be introduced to the Washington media on Friday.
The former Yankee righthanded pitcher who won 19-games in 2006 and 2007 and had nine-wins before the All-Star break in 2008 will likely join the Nationals in May after recovering from shoulder surgery this past off-season.
That means that there is a good chance that the Wang could appear in a Chiefs uniform during the early part of the 2010 season. Having Wang and Steven Strasburg in the AAA-rotation certainly will make manager Trent Jewett’s job a bit easier while they are here.
The Washington Nationals are close to an agreement with former New York Yankees righthanded pitcher Chien-Ming Wang it was reported tonight by MLB Networks Jon Heyman.
Wang, 29 would need to begin the season on the disabled list, but eventually would make a few re-hab starts before joining the Nationals sometime in May. A start or two in AAA-Syracuse would sound nice for Chiefs fans.
Stay tuned to Chiefs Blogs for further up-dates.