Nationals announce 1-year deal with RHP Wang



WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals.

The team announced the free-agent deal Friday.

Wang went 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts for Washington in 2011. Relying primarily on his trademark sinker, he struck out 25 batters and walked 13 in 62 1-3 innings.

He returned to the majors on July 29, exactly two years after surgery on his right shoulder. Until then, Wang hadn’t appeared in a big league game since July 4, 2009, when he was with the New York Yankees, for whom he twice won 19 games in a season.

It’s the third consecutive one-year deal for Wang from the Nationals.

He’s 59-29 with one save and a 4.15 ERA in 120 major league appearances.