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Drawing interest, Wang works out for Yanks' scouts

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TAMPA, Fla. -- It seemed like old times for Chien-Ming Wang on Wednesday, as the right-hander worked out for Yankees scouts at the club's Minor League complex.

Currently a free agent, Wang has been drawing interest from several teams after pitching for Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic.

General manager Brian Cashman said that Wang was clocked as high as 92 or 93 mph in the Classic, and that Wang was agreeable to coming in for a tryout. Cashman said that no contract has been signed, but the Yankees would consider offering a Minor League deal to help fill vacancies in the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rotation.

"He obviously had a great time while he was here, so I think there was some interest on his part," Cashman said. "I think if he was going to have to do a Minor League deal somewhere, he'd probably prefer it to be here. We're going to take a further look at it."

Wang, who turns 33 on March 31, was 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA over five years with the Yankees from 2005-09, including posting back-to-back totals of 19 wins in 2006 and '07.

His career was interrupted by a right foot injury suffered running the bases in a 2008 Interleague game, and Wang went 6-6 with a 4.94 ERA in 21 games (16 starts) with the Nationals from 2011-12.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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