Saturday, August 2, 2008

No Wang in September

The Yankees' run for the playoffs took a blow today as Joe Girardi announced that ace right-hander Chien-Ming Wang will not return to action on Sept. 1 as originally hoped.

"The chances of getting him back on September 1st is zero," Girardi told the AP. "October 1st is possible."

Wang would have provided a huge lift to the team, and if the Yanks did make the postseason, it's hard to imagine Girardi simply plugging him in for Game 4 against the Angels or White Sox in the ALDS.

Bottom line here is the next time the Wanger is on the mound for the Yanks, it could be for Grapefruit League action.

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