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Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers

Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers

In December, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang in the Rule V draft to the Milwaukee Brewers. At the time, it seemed unlikely he would stick. He had one season of minor league experience and that was in the Gulf Coast League. Wang needed Tommy John surgery and the Pirates realized that after he signed, voided his contract and resigned him to a second deal. When they did that, it meant that Wang would be eligible for the Rule V draft after just one season.

No decision has been made on Wei-Chung Wang yet.

Wang has made it to the end of the Brewers camp and two former Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers might be the reason he doesn't stick with the Brewers. We might know by Tuesday at noon whether Wang will stick with the Brewers for Opening Day. Zach Duke has pitche...

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